Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, his first crime thriller featuring Alia Bhatt in the title role, is back on the track. The shooting that was disrupted when Covid 19 hit the globe, has finally resumed at Film City under the strictest of precautionary measures.
A source from the unit reports, “We restarted shooting with only 50 people in the crew. For a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film that’s almost nothing. But then something is better than nothing. We’re just happy to be back shooting.”
Everyone is masked on the set except when facing the camera. Alia Bhatt and her co-star Shantanu Maheshwari maintain a cordial distance when not facing the camera.
Says the source, “Normally there’s so much chatter and movement on a Sanjay Leela Bhansali set. This time everyone is subdued. Sanjay Sir says he feel s like a mosquito every time he’s sprayed by a sanitizer.”