Alia Bhatt opens up on retaining Gangubai’s positive characteristics!

7th Dec, 2022

Bollywood well-known face Alia Bhatt is one of the most versatile actresses in the film industry.  As per media update, her movie Gangubai Kathiawadi is amidst campaigns for the prestigious Oscars and BAFTAs awards. Alia essayed the titular role in Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Alia Bhatt has been admired by one and all for her brilliant performance as Gangubai in the film. Now, in a latest media chat, she opened up about the qualities and characteristics of Gangubai that she retained, and revealed all the positive things that she learned from her character.

In a media chat, Alia Bhatt was questioned about qualities and aspects of Gangubai that stayed back with her. Alia revealed that while she comes from a protected background, and the Kamathipura set was the first time she had walked the streets of that area. She disclosed that while she didn’t go there physically, her process of discovering Gangubai happened through her conversations with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and through his lens.

“The positive things that I learned from her, which is actually very, very similar to my personality is that she never let that childlike innocence go, even though she was fighting this big bad world, and being a part of this big bad world, so to speak. Her innocence and her vulnerability was intact, despite having to play this very strong role for these women,” revealed Alia. She further revealed that it also gave her a lot of guts to speak in a big room, something she had been nervous to do since she began working at a young age.

“I’m constantly told how young I am and it’s always been that way since I started working. So very often, I would just feel a little nervous to speak my mind or say anything, because I was so young, you just feel like you don’t really have a place in the room. That’s something that it gave me - a lot of confidence to speak and to go with my gut and to say what I need to say. That’s one thing that I felt very strongly from this character,” revealed Alia.