Alia Bhatt also shared the statement on her social media pages.
One of the biggest clashes at the box office that were discussed in recent times were Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi and SS Rajamouli's RRR. However, the clash has been averted and Gangubai Kathiawadi has now got a new release date. The film, starring Alia Bhatt in the titular role, will now hit the big screens on February 18, 2022. Pen Movies, who are producing the film, took to their social media pages and announced the same.
The statement read, "We are glad to announce that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi has a new release date." Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios), the film will be released on February 18, 2022.
As the film is no more clashing with RRR, Rajamouli thanked Bhansali for the decision to postpone Gangubai Kathiawadi from January 6, 2022, release. The filmmaker tweeted, "The decision by Mr. @JayantilalGada and Mr. #SanjayLeelaBhansali to move the release date is well appreciated. Our heartfelt wishes to Gangubai Kathiawadi..:) "
Based on the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by S Hussain Zaidi, Gangubai Kathiawadi highlights the ascension of an ordinary girl from Kathiawad who had no choice but to embrace the ways of fate and swing it in her favour. The story follows the life of young Ganga, who quickly establishes her domain and becomes Gangubai, Kamathipura's matriarch.
Bhansali once again delivers a poignant yet twisting story to his viewers, complete with a powerful performance by Alia and a special role for Ajay Devgn, wrapped in his magnificent musical notes. Gangubai Kathiawadi promises to inspire one and all as it commemorates the journey of a girl who became a voice for women's empowerment.
Interestingly, Alia is also a part of the RRR, directed by Rajamouli. In the film, the actor is paired opposite Ram Charan, who plays the lead alongside Jr. NTR. The film will be released on January 7, 2022.