February 8, 2023

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ walks the ramp at Malaysian fashion show.

Gangubai Kathiawadi gets global recognition

Who doesn’t know about the Popular movie- “Gangubai Kathiawadi” ? This film continues to create news. The movie was based on one of the chapters from Hussain Zaidi’s seminal work ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’. It chronicled the life and times of Gangubai Harjeevandas, a brothel madame turned social activist who ruled the seedy ‘gullies’ (lanes) of Mumbai with an iron hand. The film was released in 2022 and went on to be a commercial and critical success.

The movie also reaffirmed Bhatt’s position as a bankable star and an actress with proven acting chops. She went on to feature in ‘The Guardian’s ‘Best Performances of all times’ list for her rendition of the steely and foul-mouthed prostitute.

Gangubai Kathiawadi
Image Source- Hindustan Times

But our main concern here is not about the movie; but of a fashion show. Weird right? Starting a movie and a twist to a fashion show. Yah, definitely weird it is but the next announcement is sure to blow up your mind. Recently a fashion show in Malaysia paid a tribute to the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film enjoys massive fan-following in India and now it seems like her popularity is crossing international boundaries. Her film Gangubai Kathiawadi made it to a fashion show in Malaysia where models showed up in Alia’s iconic look from the film. The photos from the event have left the internet amazed.

Models from Malaysia’s Northern Haute Couture Fashion Show 2022, recreated Gangubai’s iconic bespectacled, sari-clad look. They donned white saris, tied their hair in a bun, added red roses as an accessory, and completed the look with a pair of retro sunglasses. The look was completed with black bindis and crimson lips. Several photos from the ramp walk have now gone viral on social media.

Miss Star Malaysia 2023, shared the pictures on her social media handle and captioned the post with the iconic dialogue from the movie, “Izzat se jeena ka, kisi se darne ka nahi,” (Hold your head high don’t be scared of anybody) in her caption. Reacting to the post, a fan wrote, “Gangubai vibes!!” “OMG spot on,” added another one. Someone also wrote, “Just like beautiful fierce Gangubai.”

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