Celeb spotting: Alia Bhatt visits Sanjay Leela Bhansali's office; Shraddha Arya meets her friend

Updated: 25 September, 2020 08:02 IST | Anshul Vipat
  • Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    Alia Bhatt was clicked at her Gangubai Kathiawadi director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's office in Bandra, Mumbai. The actress looked simple-yet-elegant in her white top and green skirt. (All pictures: Yogen Shah).

  • Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    The shoot of Gangubai Kathiawadi was to be wrapped up by the summer, but the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown thwarted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's best-laid plans. As a part of the grand set had to be pulled down before the monsoons, only relevant portions of the set remain standing at Film City today. Reportedly, the director is now hoping to resume work in early October.

  • Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    Speaking to mid-day, a source said, "In the first post-pandemic schedule, they will film solo scenes of Alia Bhatt, and other sequences that require fewer people. Some cheat shots will have to be employed, which will be corrected later at the VFX stage. Being a perfectionist who doesn't want to compromise on the scale of the product, the filmmaker has decided to shoot the more elaborate scenes later. The set is currently being fixed and sanitised for an October shoot. However, Bhansali has yet to determine the final dates."

  • Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    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.

  • Shraddha Arya, Juhu

    Television star Shraddha Arya was also clicked in the suburbs. The actress looked chic in her pink crop top, denim, and a pair of white sports shoes. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Arya wore a white mask.

  • Shraddha Arya, Juhu

    On the work front, the actress is currently seen in popular daily soap Kundali Bhagya. The shows recently grabbed headlines when it completed 750 episodes last month. The serial revolves around the lives of Karan (played by Dheeraj Dhoopar) and Preeta's (played by Shraddha Arya).

  • Shraddha Arya, Juhu

    Talking about her experience in an interview, Arya said, "I am both thrilled and humbled by the response the show has received in the past 3 years. The fans have made us a part of their lives and given so much love to #PreeRan. The character of Preeta is very close to my heart and really special to me. The show has also given me a lot of love and appreciation and as Kundali Bhagya completes 750 episodes, I'd like to thank all the viewers and our fans for helping us take the show forward and I hope we continue to rule eveyone's hearts for years to come."

    (In picture: Shraddha Arya with her friend)

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Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Arya were clicked by the paparazzi in the city. We have pictures.

First Published: 25 September, 2020 08:01 IST