Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' in 'race' for India's official entry to Oscars?

written by Rajan Nath | August 28, 2022

Alia Bhatt's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' to be nominated for Oscars? Alia Bhatt is indeed having a gala time, both personally and professionally. The soon-to-be mother, who has one of the finest performances of her career in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi', bagged a lot of appreciation for her recently released Netflix film' Darlings'.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ featuring Alia Bhatt in the lead role, was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2022. It is pertinent to mention that only a few of the films have worked well this year.

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Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' in 'race' for India's official entry to Oscars? Image Source: Instagram

Alia Bhatt essayed the role of 'Gangubai', one of the most powerful and respected madams from Mumbai’s red-light area 'Kamathipura' during the late 1960s.

The film was delayed multiple times due to the situation that prevailed out of the coronavirus that hit India in March 2020. Still, the film turned out to be a huge hit when it was released in February 2022.

Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' in 'race' for India's official entry to Oscars? Image Source: Twitter

The film garnered positive reviews and responses from the audience and critics. In the meanwhile, ETimes has reported that 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' is one of the few films to be in contention for India’s official entry to the Oscars this year.

Notably, the film had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Alia Bhatt's performance garnered an eight-minute standing ovation. It may be recalled that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas' (2002), featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, was chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars back then.

Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' in 'race' for India's official entry to Oscars? Image Source: Twitter

Since Oscar announcement is likely to be made in a couple of months, it will be interesting to see if 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' will be able to make it through.

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