Gangubai For Oscars: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have often made their presence felt in the international circuit as well as among the cine audience in the overseas market. In the last two decades, India came closest to getting a nomination at the prestigious Oscar ceremony in the year 2002. There were chances of getting entry in Bhansali-directed film ‘Devdas’, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.
Now, the buzz is that ‘Gangubai’ starring Alia Bhatt is one of the few films that could be India’s official entry for the Oscars this year. The film had several international premieres earlier this year and also received a standing ovation from the audience at the Berlin Film Festival. On the business front, it is one of the highest grossing Indian films in the international belt, with an overseas collection of $7.50 million.
Talking about Gangubai, it is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 10th directorial venture after Khamoshi, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Black, Saawariya, Guzaarish, Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Ram Leela and Padmavat.
Gangubai Kathiawadi: This film of Alia Bhatt is the story of Ganga Harjivandas becoming Gangubai
RRR is also in the Oscar race
Apart from Gangubai, there is a strong buzz about SS Rajamouli’s period drama, RRR, which is in the news for an official entry into the Oscars. An announcement about the Oscars is expected in a few months. Other films that could feature in it include ‘The Kashmir Files’ directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, though we await an announcement from the authorities.
Upcoming films of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia
The filmmaker is currently busy shooting for ‘Hiramandi’ for Netflix and will then move on to his next directorial venture ‘Baiju Bawra’ in 2023. Talking about Alia, she is ready for the release of ‘Brahmastra’ next time. Ayan Mukerji’s directorial debut marks the collaboration of Alia and Ranbir Kapoor and the film is considered one of the most expensive films to be made in Indian cinema.
Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor charged such a hefty fee for Laal Singh Chaddha, you will be shocked to know