Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had a wonderful night as his movie, Gangubai Kathiadwadi, won several awards at Filmfare. The film had a staggering 16 nominations and it received 10 awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Dialogue, Best Background Score, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and the Special RD Burman Award for Upcoming Music Talent. The song ‘Dholida’ from the movie won two awards – Best Choreography and the Special RD Burman Award for Upcoming Music Talent, Janhvi Shrimankar.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali expresses happiness as Gangubai Kathiawadi bags 10 awards at Filmfare; says, “I’m very happy Alia acted in the film”
Reacting to the film’s big win, Sanjay Bhansali said in a statement, “It’s a great moment for us. It’s a great day for us and I feel all our hard work has finally paid off. It’s a film we believed in and I’m very happy I made the film. I’m very happy Alia acted in the film and Ajay Devgn and all the other great actors who have acted in the film and all the technicians… it’s a very happy moment for all of us. We have worked all through the lockdown and COVID so it’s always special.”
Gangubai Kathiawadi, was screened at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival last year and it later became the initial authentic hit in the Hindi film industry in 2022.
Gangubai Kathiawadi managed to gross Rs. 129 crores at the domestic box office and Rs. 209.77 crores globally during its theatrical run, making it a massive commercial success. It is noteworthy because the movie had to overcome various obstacles, including the reluctance of audiences to watch films in theatres due to the pandemic, cinema halls operating at only 50% occupancy, and the fact that the movie was led by a female star.
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