ETimes had exclusively reported earlier that Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ could be one of the first films to go on floors. Spilling the beans on the same, Ashok Dubey, (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) general secretary, had revealed, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali was already shooting in Filmcity and his set is still there. So the possibility is that his movie will be the first to resume shooting with the necessary precautions, once the permission is granted by CM. Boney Kapoor ji’s film was being shot in Madh Island, his sets have been covered and he may begin shooting once the lockdown ends. A lot of filmmakers have kept their sets intact, waiting to start shoot post lockdown.”
Reportedly, the CM had been in touch with the producers, broadcasters and trade bodies from across industries. A team appointed by him has also closely looked into the standard operating procedures being devised by different bodies operating in the film and entertainment production businesses.
This will be the first film of actress Alia Bhatt with the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Earlier, she was supposed to star opposite Salman Khan in ‘Inshallah’. However, things did not seem to have worked out well for them and the movie got shelved.