Maharashtra Congress MLA Amin Patel on Monday requested that the title of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming film “Gangubai Kathiawadi” be changed, guaranteeing it insults the name of Kathiawad city. The film highlights Alia Bhatt as Gangubai, quite possibly the most remarkable, adored and regarded madams from Kamathipura, Mumbai’s red-light territory, during the 1960s.
Talking in the state Assembly, Patel, who addresses the Mumba Devi body electorate in south Mumbai, said the Kamathipura region has gone through changes. It isn’t a similar like it was in 1950s. Ladies there are dominating in various callings. The film’s title likewise insults the name of Kathiawad city. The name of the film ought to be changed,” said the MLA, whose gathering is a partner of the Shiv Sena-drove Maharashtra government.
Patel asked the state government to mediate into the matter. The film, which will open in auditoriums countrywide on July 30, has been adjusted from one of the sections of noted writer Hussain Zaidi”s book “Mafia Queens of Mumbai”.