Alia Bhatt’s film Gangubai Kathiawadi has already become a part of the controversy even before its release. Gangubai Kathiawadi’s family members have claimed that the makers have defamed her family for the greed of money. Family members say that Gangubai Kathiawadi, who was a social worker in the film, has been shown in the role of a sex worker. In such a situation, the family members have approached the court.
Who was Gangubai Kathiawadi?
According to Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Gangubai Kathiawadi was a 16-year-old naive girl from Gujarat who had fallen in love with a boy older than her. Going against the family members, Gangubai married her love. But this love brought Gangubai to the point that turned her life towards destruction. At the age of 16, trusting her husband Ramnik, who used to be her father’s accountant, and betraying the family members, Gangubai came with her to Maya Nagari.
Husband made a deal of his life for 500 rupees
After leaving Gujarat, Gangubai started living in Mumbai with Ramnik. But in the meantime, Ramnik sold her to the Kotha Wali of Mumbai’s famous Kamathipura Red Light Area as his aunt and sold her for just ₹ 500. Her husband had made the deal of her life.
Gangubai Kathiawadi becomes sister of Karim Lala
When Gangubai Kathiawadi, who was a victim of Shaukat Khan’s abomination, reached Karim Lala, and told him her ordeal, Karim Lala made Gangubai his sister and promised to protect her. Gangubai tied Rakhi to Karim Lala and made him her brother. From that day Gangubai was called as Lady Don in Kamathipura. The fear of Karim Lala was much more than that, he gradually started eating from Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Gangubai’s children knocked on the court’s door
It is heard that Gangubai did not force those innocent girls to stay in her house, who did not want to live on their own. In such a situation, the family members of Gangubai Kathiawadi, who used to narrate her stories with great pride, that her maternal grandmother Gangubai Kathiawadi was a social worker, say that after the film’s release, her image has become that of a prostitute in the minds of people. Due to which the troubled family members knocked on the door of the court.