Did you know Alia bhatt is not the first choice for playing gangubai!

When rumours ran wild about actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukerji being in the running to play the matriarch.

I haven’t signed a Hindi film yet because the two I’m doing in the US and the one I’m starting next year, are taking up my time.”

Chopra, who worked with SLB in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, added, “I’m a fan of Sanjay Leela Bhansali in whatever he makes, I’ll always be his fan."

When asked if Bhansali approached her or Alia to do the film, she said, "I have no idea

Bhansali initially had Rani Mukerji in mind to star as the leading lady of his film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.

Things didn’t go according to plan with Rani and that’s when he decided to ask Priyanka

Bhansali reportedly had Rani Mukerji in mind,