Alia Bhatt and Shantanu Maheshwari -starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi arrived on Netflix much to the delight of cinemagoers. Gangubai Kathiawadi released in theatres on February 25 and introduced a commendable talent, Shantanu, who’s seen essaying the role of Afshan, smitten by Kamathipura’s madame Gangubai.
Impressing the audience with a power-packed debut, Shantanu has positioned himself as Bollywood’s heartthrob. His introduction to the celluloid was hailed as flawless and promising by the trade pundits and audience. His arrival on OTT is a treat for those who’ve missed catching his spark in theatres.
Shantanu Maheshwari says, “I am really grateful for all the love that the audience has showered on me. I couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Gangubai Kathiawadi’s arrival on OTT is yet a powerful reminder of how surreal this film’s experience has been for me. I am grateful to Sanjay Leela Bhansali sir who offered me the role of Afshan. I am thrilled to see the reaction of the digital audience.”
The actor rose to fame with Dil Dosti Dance and he followed it up with Girls on Top, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Best Dramebaaz and Khatron Ke Khiladi 8. With Gangubai Kathiawadi, he took his biggest jump, transitioning from an actor known for his boy-next-door roles to an SLB hero.