Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi‘, starring Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt in the titular role, will hit the theatres on February 25. 

The production house ‘Bhansali Productions’ announced the new date with a social media post on their official handles. “Witness her reign in cinemas near you on 25th February 2022,” the tweet stated. 

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The release date for the movie has constantly been revised due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant restrictions and lockdowns. The film’s shoot was also stalled when Bhansali was tested COVID-19 positive. Before this, the film’s shoot had been put on hold due to the lockdown and the elaborate sets of Kamathipura, erected at Filmcity, stood idle for months.

The movie will have its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival next month, reported news agency PTI.

The crime drama is based on the book The Mafia Queens of Mumbai, written by Hussain Zaidi with original research by reporter Jane Borges.

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The film wrapped up its shoot about seven months ago in June 2021. Sharing the pictures with Bhansali and the crew from the film’s set, Alia wrote a long heartfelt note for the director on Instagram, “Gangubai Kathiawadi has been through a journey of extreme highs and lows, from two cyclones (Nisarga in 2020 and Tauktae, last month) to coronavirus-induced lockdowns.”

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“We started shooting ‘Gangubai’ on the 8th of December 2019 and we wrapped the film now two years later! This film and set has been through two lockdowns, two cyclones, director and actor getting COVID during the making! The troubles the set has faced is another film all together,” the actor wrote.

Bhansali is co-producing “Gangubai Kathiawadi” with producer Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Limited.