Alia Bhatt has been reaping accolades left, right and centre for her impeccable performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi. In a surprising turn of events, Alia’s staunch detractor Kangana Ranaut has also praised the “movie mafia” for taking baby steps that are “crucial” for theatrical releases of the films.
Taking to Instagram stories, Kangana wrote, “Happy to hear theatres are being revived in South film industry with record breaking collections. I hear some baby steps are being taken in Hindi belt also. With recent female centric film which has a big hero and a super star director. They may be baby steps but they are not insignificant. They will be crucial for theatres which are on ventilators here. Great.”
She further wrote, “Never expected that movie mafia will rise to the occasion and do something good. If they do we will be absolutely appreciative. Hoping for the best.”
Earlier, Kangana had slammed Alia and Sanjay Leela Bhansali for “wrong casting” and called the actress “daddy’s angel” and Mahesh Bhatt a “movie mafia”. Gangubai Kathiawadi also stars Ajay Devgn, Seema Pahwa, Vijay Raaz, Shantanu Maheshwari, Jim Sarbh and Indira Tiwari.