After desisting the temptation—and believe me, the amount being offered could feed a whole village for two years — Sanjay Leela Bhansali may finally give in to the very lucrative of releasing his next big-screenopus Gangubai Kathiawadi on the digital platform.
Sources close to the development say the offers are not what are tempting Bhansali. “It’s the way the Covid-19 situation is going,” divulges a source. “Very soon there may not be any other option left for Bhansali. He is now seriously thinking of going digital with Gangubai Kathiawadi, the 30th July theatrical release now seeming next to impossible.”
It must be mentioned here that Bhansali had designed another project, the sprawling saga of a kotha filled with captivating courtesans Heera Mandi for the OTT platform while Gangubai Kathiawadi was always designed for the big screen. Who was to know that Covid would continue its rampage in 2021 as well?