Gangubai Kathiawadi set worth ₹6 crore to be demolished?


Alia Bhatt as Gangubai Kathiawadi
Alia Bhatt as Gangubai Kathiawadi

With all shooting activities coming to a grinding halt in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, showbiz is looking at a massive monetary loss in coming days.

Just a couple of days ago, we had reported that how a ₹7 crore set erected to shoot various football sequences for Ajay Devgn’s upcoming sports drama Maidaan could be dismantled if the lockdown continues till monsoon. And now, the news is coming in that a magnificent set built by acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at Film City for his next directorial Gangubai Kathiawadi would soon have to be dismantled.

 

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“Bhansali and his leading lady Alia Bhatt were hoping (against hope) that the current coronavirus crisis would blow over after some time. But as weeks of a lockdown seem to be turning into months, the fear that Bollywood filmmakers won’t be able to shoot until 2021 is driving one of the world’s most active entertainment industries into a bundle of nerves,” a source informs an entertainment portal.

Another source says that the set of Gangubai Kathiawadi have to be demolished before the monsoon sets in. “Bhansali’s set is one of the biggest, most detailed and expensive set ever created for a film. He was hoping to return to it after the lockdown. But soon the monsoon will set in. Before that, the set would have to be taken down.”

 

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According to reports, Bhansali had spent like a sailor on the construction of the set. It was built at a cost of approximately ₹6 crore. But looks like all the hard-work and money is now going down the drain due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We hope things returns to normalcy soon.