Praises seems to have been perpetually flowing for Alia Bhatt’s impressive performance in Gangubai Kathiawadi. The young actress recently conducted an interview with the director himself – Sanjay Leela Bhansali. They talked about all the details that corroborated to make the film look exactly how it was envisioned. Prodding on the same, Sanjay Leela Bhansali spoke about how his initial intention was to have Alia Bhatt come in for a look test for Inshallah.
Reminiscing, the director shared, “If you remember, the costume trial for Inshallah, I had told you to wear this white saree and then you kept asking why am I wearing this white saree. Then we brought you out and we put a red bindi on you. Then we tied the hair. By then you had realised that this is not something for Inshallah. I was doing the Gangubai look test in my mind and when I saw that photograph.. I said – what is this transformation?”
He also added how at that very moment, he knew that Alia Bhatt was going to be Gangubai. He shared, “In five minutes, suddenly this woman (Alia) transformed. That is when I said, tick mark, this is going to be the girl (for Gangubai).”
Alia is all set to impress everyone in the West too with her performance as she is going to make her Hollywood debut with Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan in Heart Of Stone, helmed by Tom Harper.