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Gangubai Kathiawadi Alia Bhatt slapped Shantanu Maheshwari after 20 takes, says

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‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is the film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which has locked the opponents’ mouth by opening the bumper on the first day. There is a tremendous buzz about the film. Alia Bhatt is working with him for the first time through this film. Along with Ajay Devgn, many stars including Seema Pahwa, Huma Qureshi, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raj are seen in the film, whose performance in the film is being discussed tremendously. Shantanu Maheshwari has grabbed public attention by starring opposite Alia in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, one of the biggest releases of this year so far. Shantanu has talked about work with Alia and his role in the film.

Shantanu Maheshwari is in the headlines these days for his film. Shantanu has also played an important role in the film. His chemistry with Alia Bhatt is being well-liked. He recently spoke to Hindustan Times about his role in the film and working with Alia.

Shantanu is blown away by his appreciation
Shantanu said in this conversation that I am very happy. Everyone has appreciated the film and the chemistry (between him and Alia). No one expected that my work would be appreciated so much.

Slowly getting comfortable with co-stars
He also talked about the loud slap that he had with Alia in the film’s song ‘Mera Jaan’. Shantanu said that the most important thing is the actor you are acting with and the director who ensured you for it. He said that we know what we have to do in the film. You gradually become comfortable with your co-stars and let go of the things that are holding you back.

Alia took 20 takes for a slap
Regarding ‘Thappad’, he said that a slap is part of his acting, Alia Bhatt was not able to slap me hard. It was getting difficult for them to do this, we did about 20 takes. She is very sweet and I told her not to worry, so gradually she too became cool about it. Shantanu and Alia Bhatt have also appeared together on a reality TV show, although Shantanu said that he does not remember Alia’s comments then.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an institution in itself: Shantanu Maheshwari
On his experience of working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shantanu Maheshwari said that the way he works was eye opener. He gives you the freedom to explore your character. We get a script and we learn our dialogues. Working with him was a new experience. I am a dancer and choreographer but the way he explores his choreography is completely different. There are so many things that you can just see and cannot express in words. He is an institution in himself.

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