Alia Bhatt has the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly anticipated film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Actors like Vijay Raj, Seema Pahwa, Shantanu Maheshwari, Jim Sarbh, Indira Tiwari and Ajay Devgan have major roles with him. There is no doubt that the actress Alia Bhatt in the character of Gangubai is the most prominent face in this film, but besides her, many actors in other main characters are also the life of her. In the film, actor Ajay Devgan plays Mumbai mafia king Karim Lala, Vijay Raj as transgender Razia Bai, Seema Pahwa Kothe’s mistress Sheela Bai, Indira Tiwari as Gangubai’s friend Kamli, and Shantanu Maheshwari as Gangubai’s mistress, Afsan Razzak. All these characters have a very important place in the film. Without them the story of the film is incomplete.
Meet in detail the five main characters of the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’…
1. Character- Karim Lala
Artist- Ajay Devgan
Bollywood action star Ajay Devgan plays the role of Mumbai mafia king Karim Lala in the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Underworld experts say that Karim Lala was the first mafia capo. The terror of him used to speak loudly in Mumbai. In Mumbai, his name was used in many illegal businesses, including smuggling. It is said that he also used to help the needy and poor. He was included in the routine of him settling the affairs of the people by joining them as mediators. This made him so popular that people from all societies and sects came to him for help and justice. When Gangubai was raped by a thug, she turned to Karim Lala for justice. He made a sister and at his behest Gangubai started to rule Mumbai.
2. Character- Razia Bai
Artist- Vijay Raj
The role of actor Vijay Raj in the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is very amazing. She is in the negative role of Razia Bai in the film. Razia Bai is a eunuch who does politics in the red area of Kamathipura. He has been the president of this area for a long time. But when Gangubai stood in front of her in the election, he was upset. She made many efforts to get Gangubai out of the way, but in the face of her courage and understanding, she was unsuccessful. In the end, Razia lost the election to Gangubai. Vijay Raj has very little screen space in the character of Razia Bai. But the number of times he has appeared on the big screen has been covered up. Her performance is so great that even in a small role, it seems necessary in the movie. Looking at them, it seems like I wish! This character would have been given a little more detail.
3. Character: Sheela Bai
Artist- Seema Pahwa
Sheela Bai is also a major character in this film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, played by famous actress Seema Pahwa. Sheela Bai owns a kotha located in the Kamathipura Redlight area. Gangubai’s lover Ramnik sells her to Sheela Bai and leaves. Sheela’s character is that of a ruthless and ruthless middle-aged prostitute, who imprisons the new girls in her room and breaks into the meat trade by force. Seema has put her life into this character. Looking at them, it doesn’t seem like Amma, in the movie Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, can also play those characters. The ambitious Gangubai first occupied the house of this Sheela, after that she became the queen of all Kamathipura. If seen, Seema Pahwa’s character has a place in the film more than Vijay Raj and Ajay Devgan. She has also used it well.
4. Character- Kamali
Artist- Indira Tiwari
In the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, Kamali plays a prostitute, who is Gangubai’s best friend. From going to Sheela Bai’s house to becoming the queen of Kamathipura, Gangubai and Kamali stayed together. After that, Kamali dies after giving birth to a daughter. Kamali is Gangu’s partner and companion of happiness and sadness. This character is played by Bhopal artist Indira Tiwari. He is a swoon from NSD. In 2008, he received the Bal Shree National Honor for Creative Arts from the President at the time, Smt. Pratibha Patil. Indira also learned the basics of dance forms like Kathak, Bharatnatyam, and Indian ballet. Apart from this, she has also learned classical singing. She has made cameo appearances in movies like Aarakshan and Satyagraha before Serious Man. Her movie Detention was also released in the year 2019. She also gained discussion with the apartheid-based short film Unfair. She has also done a great performance in this movie.
5. Character – Afsaan Razzaq
Artist – Shantanu Maheshwari
The most surprising character in the movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is that of the actor Shantanu Maheshwari. She plays the role of Lady Tailor Afsan Razzaq in this movie. Afsaan falls in love with Gangubai while she is sewing clothes for her. Gangu likes her too. After the love agreement between the two, there is a lot of romance. But one day, Gangubai arranges the marriage of the daughter of another woman who lives in her house with Afsan. She sacrifices her love for the prostitutes. But her sacrifice doesn’t go away. Due to her movement, she becomes popular in the places of Kamathipura. After defeating the veteran Razia Bai in the elections, she becomes the president there. Shantanu won the hearts of the audience with her performance in the film. Discussions about his romance with Gangubai are common.