Gangubai…’ likely to be India’s entry for Oscars

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, starring Alia Bhatt, was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2022. The film features Alia in the lead role of Gangubai, one of the most powerful, loved, and respected madams from Mumbai’s red-light area Kamathipura during the 1960s.

Now, the buzz is that the biographical crime drama is one of the few films that are in contention to be India’s official entry to the Oscars this year, according to ETimes. Gangubai Kathiawadi had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation after the end credits rolled out.

The Oscar announcements are expected to be made in a couple of months. Previously, Bhansali’s 2002 film ‘Devdas’, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, was chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars.

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