Sanjay Leela Bhansali is on the lookout for the male lead for what is touted to be his next film ‘Gangubai’. While it was earlier reported that Alia Bhatt will be seen as the female lead in the film, according to new reports, Kartik Aaryan may be roped in to play the male protagonist.
Kartik Aaryan was seen exiting Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office last week, which further fuelled the rumours of their collaboration. Gangubai is a film based on the matriarch of Kamathipura which is the red-light district of Mumbai. The film will be adapted from a chapter from Hussain Zaidi’s novel Mafia Queens of Mumbai, which is based on the character of Gangubai Kothewali. Should this collaboration end up in fruition, this will be the first time that Alia Bhatt and Kartik Aaryan will be working together!
While we still await an official confirmation on Bhansali’s Gangubai, there are a lot of other films lined up for Kartik Aaryan. The actor will be seen paired opposite Janhvi Kapoor for the first time in Karan Johar-produced Dostana 2. He had posted recently about the beginning of preparations of the film, and he was seen posing in the picture with the film’s script.
Kartik Aaryan will also be seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 as well as the remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh. He has also recently finished shooting for the Imtiaz Ali directed Aaj Kal.