As the Gangubai Kathiawadi trailer was out on Friday, Neetu was one of the first to praise Alia. She shared the trailer on her Instagram handle and cptioned it, “Ufffff outstanding” with starry-eyes and raising hands emoji, indicating she's cheering for her.
Earlier, Ranbir Kapoor was also seen in the city after the trailer released and was asked to share his reaction. The actor merely did an Gangubai-style namaste by lifting up his folded hands.
Alia had posted the trailer on her social media account with the caption, “Gangubai Zindabad" and a half-moon emoji.
Many of her fans showered her with praise in the comments section. Mouni Roy cheered for her saying, “Aliaaaaaa.” Many others said they “can't wait” for the film. One fan wrote, “What a trailer," while another commented, “You slayed it queen!”
The trailer shows Alia as a respected and commanding figure. She also fights elections against rivals, played by another brothel owner Rasiyabai (Vijay Raaz), who doesn't let go of her command over Kamathipura.
The trailer also displayed Ajay Devgn in a prominent role of Karim Lala, who does not approve of brothels. He comes together with Bhansali after 1999 film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Seema Pahwa and Jim Sarbh were also displayed in the trailer.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is produced by Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada. It was earlier scheduled to release on February 18 but was postponed. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film will have its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be released on February 25.