Gangubai Kathiawadi Biography :: There is a teaser launch on the evening of 24 February 2021, after that teaser launch, there is a storm in the media and social media of all the film world. The name of that storm is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Yes, on this day Sanjay Bhansali was celebrating his birthday.
On his birthday, he launched the teaser of his upcoming movie Gangubai Kathiawadi. Before that he had launched two posters of this film, which got full love from the public. The lead actress of this film is Alia Bhatt and she will be seen playing the role of Gangubai.
After that teaser launch, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film was surrounded by controversies along with getting love, hate by the public. Today we will find answers to many questions, which are related to this film in our mind.
Like if this film is fictional or real, then it is up to whom, what is the controversy after the teaser, who else is there other than Alia Bhatt, if this film is inspired from the life of Gangubai then How was the real life of Gangu Bai (Gangubai Kathiawadi ki Real Story in Hindi) and many more. Let us find the answers to all the questions one by one.
So let us know the story of Gangubai Kathiawadi in full detail.
Biography of Gangubai Kathiawadi | Gangubai Kathiawadi Biography
Who was Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai was born in 1939 and real name was Ganga Harjivandas, who lived in Kathiawar, Gujarat. Gangubai’s family was a very prosperous family but Ganga’s dreams were different.
Early life of Gangubai Kathiawadi
According to the book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ by well-known author and journalist S Hussain Zaidi, a naive 16-year-old girl from Gujarat falls madly in love with a boy older than her. Goes against the family and gets married. All these things are from Gangubai’s life.
Gangubai, formerly known as Ganga Harjivandas, was a wealthy family of Ganga. His father had a shop, his father had hired a new accountant at that shop. That accountant was living in Bombay. The accountant’s name was Ramnik Lal.
Along with being smart in studies, Ganga had the dream of a successful actress in her mind. He just had to go to Bombay by whatever means and fulfill his dream. As soon as he came to know that his father had hired a new babu and that he had also lived in Bombay, he thought of befriending Ramnik Lal.
Ganga befriends Ramnik and gradually this friendship turned into love, the love became so much that both of them decided to get married. When Ganga told her father that she and Ramnik both love each other very much and want to get married, her father flatly refused. But if no one came in front of love, then how could the words of the father go? Both of them decided to run away and get married.
A girl from a small village like Kathiawar did not know from where did she get so much courage that she would run away and get married. But whatever it was, she eloped with Ramnik and got married and went straight to Bombay.
Bombay This is the place where Ganga wanted to come to fulfill her dream since long and she was in Bombay after getting married, she could not believe it. Ganga gradually began to see her husband’s face clearly, as they used to quarrel over small things.
Journey from Ganga to Gangubai (Gangubai Kathiawadi Ki Kahani)
When there is no money in the pocket, the man breaks down and that was what was happening with Ramnik. They fled to Bombay, but how did the whole life go ahead? With no job in hand and no roof to live in, man gets ready to do any work. Ramnik sells his wife Ganga to a kotha wala in Kamathipura, a famous place in Mumbai, for only 500 rupees.
Ramnik tells Ganga that he is going out of Bombay to find work so for some days he will stay with his aunt at their house, after getting work I will take you from aunt’s house. Ganga continued to do what Ramnik said, little did she know that it was not the house of Ramnik’s aunt but a brothel.
After staying for a few days, she came to know that Ramnik would never come to pick her up and now after this situation she cannot even go to her village. Then Ganga, who was relentlessly living, accepted this brothel as her home. Ever since Ganga came to that place, she was in the discussion, everyone there used to call her as Gangu.
Gangu’s kotha used to fall in Kamathipura and when a dreaded goon named Shaukat Khan also came to know that a new girl has come in the kotha and is very beautiful. So the next day he reaches the kotha and drags Ganga and makes physical relation without her consent. He drags her, beats and beats her. He goes without paying any money on it.
For the first time, Ganga did not understand anything, but for the second time also when she forced her, she decided that she would get Shaukat Khan punished. When he inquired from his surroundings, he came to know his name and the name of his owner Karim Lala (Gangubai Kathiawadi Karim Lala). Arriving at Karim Lala’s base and pleaded for justice, for the first time a woman had demanded justice from Karim Lala in such a fearless manner.
Karim Lala assured him that next time Shaukat comes, tell me I will cure him. On this assurance, Ganga tied a thread in Karim Lala’s hand and made him her brother. When Shaukat came for the third time, Karim Lala had also reached after hearing the news of Khabri, Karim hit Shaukat so much that he became half-dead.
Together they declared that Gangu is my sister’s mouth, with this, if anyone forces her after today, then she will lose her life. After that incident, Gangu became ‘Gangubai’.
The dominance of Gangubai became so much that that Kotha (Gangubai Kathiawadi Kamathipura) of Kamathipura was named after her. Then with his domineering avatar, he did many good deeds for the prostitutes working in the brothel. The goons were afraid to enter that room. Took the responsibility of educating the children of prostitutes. She did not keep the girls who came without her consent in her room.
Gangubai was ‘Gangu Maa’ for the girls living in the kotha, also met the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to talk about their rights.
Gangubai’s explosion was so much that no work in Kamathipura was done without her asking, which meant that for doing any small work, she had to come to her house.
To capitalize on this power, someone asked him to enter politics, the entire Azad Maidan was filled to hear his speech and the coverage of his speech was on the front page of all the newspapers of 1960. The speech was also strong, the whole of Bombay was stunned by that speech.
Death of Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai had died in a simple way and when she died, there was mourning in all the cells of India. Even today, if you go to any room, then you will definitely get the picture of Gangubai, because the brothels consider her as their god.
Full details of the movie (Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie Cast & Release Date)
The film is titled Gangubai Kathiawadi directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will feature Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles. Where Alia Bhatt will be seen playing the role of Gangubai and Ajay Devgan will be seen playing the character of Karim Lala.
Apart from this, the character of Emraan Hashmi will also be interesting. Its teaser came on 24 February 2021 and the release date of this film has been fixed as 25 February 2022.
The love that the public has given in the teaser and poster will be found at the time of the release of the film, then the film made by them will become a hit.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali never shies away from controversies, first controversy arose during his film Padmavati, which he pacified the controversy by changing a scene and the name of the film.
This time too a controversy has arisen with his film Gangubai Kathiawadi. The thing is that on December 20, Gangubai’s son Babuji Raoji Shah filed a case in the Bombay Civil Court for stopping the shooting of the film. According to him, what Hussain Zaidi has written between pages 50 to 69 of his book is absolutely wrong. In those pages he interfered in private matters.
When Sanjay Leela Bhansali was making a film on this book, a case was also filed against him that the shooting of the film should be stopped.
After that, a Congress politician demanded the removal of Kathiawadi in the name of the film, saying that keeping the name Kathiawadi threatens the privacy of his village and the resident.
Whatever be the case, the case has been registered, now Sanjay Bhansali has to take a decision, because he has already changed the name.
Some interesting facts about Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai is known by everyone in Maharashtra as Gangubai, but her real name was Ganga Harjivandas Kathiawadi, a naive girl who lived in Kathiawar, Gujarat. But later she came to be known as Gangu Bai in the Red Light area of Mumbai.
Gangubai’s name has been included in the book Mafia Queen of Mumbai, which discusses all the incidents that happened with her life as well as how she was made the sister of Mumbai don.
Gangubai’s business was prostitution but she never forced any girl to enter this business. Even he did many good works for the prostitution women there. Along with this, he also did great things for many orphans of Mumbai.
Once there was a movement against prostitutes in Mumbai, then Gangubai herself came under the leadership of the prostitutes.
Gangubai was called Lady Don of Mumbai because she was said to be the sister of Mumbai don Karim Khan.
Gangubai had a lot of assets, even he had a Bentley car, whose present value is said to be 4 crores.
Gangubai who was very naive in childhood but after making prostitution, she became the most dangerous woman in Mumbai, whose fear was among all the people there. At that time many people used to scare him.
Gangubai Chodi wore a sari with golden borders, which was her own style and was seen wearing a big red bindi on her forehead and it became her hallmark.
Who was Gangubai Kathiawadi?
Gangubai Kathiawadi was a simple girl from Kathiawar, Gujarat, who later became known as the Mafia Queen of Mumbai and then became a Kotha-wali.
When was Gangubai Kathiawadi born?
Gangubai Kathiawadi was born in 1939 in Gujarat.
What did Gangubai Kathiawadi’s husband do?
Gangubai’s husband used to work as an accountant at her father’s shop.
Who has directed the movie Gangubai Kathiawadi?
Gangubai Kathiawadi is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Who is in the lead role of Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie?
Alia Bhatt is in the lead role of Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie. Alia played the role of Gangubai.
When will Gangubai Kathiawadi movie release?
Gangubai Kathiawadi film will be released on 25 February 2022 this year.
Which star cast is there in Gangubai Kathiawadi movie?
Apart from Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi Movie, many other actors like Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raj, Indira Tiwari, Seema Pahwa, Varun Kapoor, Ajay Devgan are included.