Bollywood’s much-anticipated film Gangubai Kathiawadi has a new release date.
The film, helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was initially slated to hit theatres on January 6, 2022.
It was been now pushed to February 18, 2022.
Announcing the new release date on Monday, the makers of Gangubai Kathiawadi issued a statement saying: “We are glad to announce that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi has a new release date. Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios). The film will release on February 18, 2022.”
The statement was also shared by Alia Bhatt on her Instagram profile.
Reportedly, the development comes as the film’s release date had been clashing with SS Rajamouli’s RRR. Ajay Devgn had reached out to teams of both films to change the dates as it could have been a major box office clash, affecting the projects’ turnover.
Rajamouli has also appreciated the decision, thanking Bhansali’s team.
“The decision by Mr. @JayantilalGada and Mr. #SanjayLeelaBhansali to move the release date is well appreciated,” he tweeted, adding “Our heartfelt wishes to #GangubaiKathiawadi”
The Alia Bhatt starter film is based on the story of Gangubai Kathiawadi, who was a sex worker but later emerged as an underworld don in Mumbai.