Parth Samthaan to make his Bollywood debut with Gangubai Kathiawadi?

Updated: 08 September, 2020 10:07 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Unit sources of Kasautii Zindagii Kay say that Parth Samthaan has been claiming that he has landed a plum role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi, which stars Alia Bhatt.

Parth Samthaan and Alia Bhatt
Parth Samthaan and Alia Bhatt

Parth Samthaan's exit from Kasautii Zindagii Kay is being attributed to his Bollywood aspirations. Unit sources say that the actor has been claiming that he has landed a plum role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi, which stars Alia Bhatt.

Samthaan, who plays Anurag Basu on Ekta Kapoor's show, always wanted to be on the big screen. For a while now, he had been expressing his desire to quit television. We heard that Parth has been telling unit folk that he has to start prep for the film as soon as possible.

Last month, in a live session with a media portal, Parth Samthaan, while stating about his future Bollywood plans, said, "There's a good chance that I'll be doing a film this year."

Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor has decided to wrap up the show, instead of finding a replacement considering the numerous changes in the cast in recent times. The show's female antagonist Hina Khan had also quit the show earlier. She was replaced by Aamna Sharif.

About Kasautii Zindagii Kay:

Kasautii Zindagii Kay is a romantic drama TV series, which features Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes, Hina Khan, Karan Singh Grover (who is no longer part of the show) and Aamna Sharif. The show is a reboot of the 2001 hit series Kasautii Zindagii Kay, which featured Shweta Tiwari, Cezzanne Khan, Hiten Tejwani, Ronit Roy and Urvashi Dholakia.

About Gangubai Kathiawadi:

Gangubai Kathiawadi poster
Gangubai Kathiawadi poster

The film, starring Alia Bhatt in the titular role, is based on Hussain Zaidi's book 'Mafia Queens of Mumbai'. The story of the movie revolves around Gangubai Kothewali, a brothel owner and matriarch. Gangubai Kathiawadi will be high on drama and intensity and will narrate the tale of the eponymous character's journey from the streets of Mumbai to becoming the city's most dreaded woman.

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First Published: 08 September, 2020 10:00 IST

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