Actor Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram account to share the video of her new song Meri Jaan as part of the film Gangubai Kathiawadi album. The song has been composed by the film’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Neeti Mohan has given her voice to the song.
With the new song release, there is a total of three songs in the film’s album and all of them have been composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film based on Gangubai, the madam of a brothel in yesteryear’s Mumbai is all set to release in theatres on February 25. The makers along with Alia Bhatt recently visited Berlin for the film’s premiere.
Gangubai Kathiawadi New Song Meri Jaan Released:
The lyrics of the new song Meri Jaan have been given by Kumaar. As it can be seen in the music video, the entire song sequence was shot in a vintage car. Along with Alia Bhatt’s the song also featured actor and dancer Shantanu Maheshwari who is playing the role of Gangubai’s love interest in the film. Before Meri Jaan, the song Jab Saiyaan also feature Maheshwari. The recent song releases ahead of the film release in theatres has been able to establish the character played by Alia Bhatt in the film.
The film has been produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali along with Dr Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios). The film will be released worldwide by Pen Marudhar.
Ahead of the film release, the family members of Gangubai have raised objection to the way she has been portrayed in the film’s trailer. Babu Raoji Shah who claims to be Gangubai’s adopted son spoke to a news channel and said, “My mother has been turned into a prostitute. People are now saying inexplicable things about my mother.”
The family has also claimed that the makers of the film did not seek the consent of the family members of the late social activist before announcing the film. The case on the makers regarding a stay on the film’s release is still pending in court.
Another controversy came to light on February 21 when the residents of the Kamathipura area in Mumbai started to protest against the makers of Gangubai Kathiawadi. The protestors alleged that the area and its people have been shown in a “very dirty way” in the film. The residents were reportedly not protesting against the screening of the film.
Watch the new music video here.