After ‘Loki’ star Sophia Di Martino, Robin Baker from the British Film Institute National Archive has lavished praise on actress Alia Bhatt on her performance in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
Robin said on Instagram that he was affected by Alia’s acting abilities in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie. In his remark, he also stated that Alia should be nominated for British Academy Film Awards and Oscars for her performance in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
“If I was a member of BAFTA or the Academy (I’m not), this year I would be voting for Alia Bhatt as Best Actress for her performance in GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, India, 2022). She plays a prostitute turned underworld brothel madam turned a campaigner for sex workers’ rights, and the joy of her performance is how she grows as her character develops,” he wrote.
“The film is big, brash, sentimental and hugely enjoyable, but Bhatt is sensational. There’s the additional pleasure of the film’s classic Hindi cinema references – from Gangubai’s love of Dev Anand to scenes of cinema-going in the 50s and 60s to the numerous film posters lining the streets around Bombay’s red light district. If you haven’t seen it (especially BAFTA and Academy Award-voting friends), please head to Netflix ASAP. #aliabhatt #gangubaikathiawadi,” he added.
Robin’s received a heartfelt reaction from Alia.
Sharing Robin’s note on her Instagram Story, Alia dropped a string of white heart emojis.
Recently, Sophia of Loki fame also penned a note of appreciation for Alia.
“Woahhh. What a turn @aliabhatt is going to take over the world in about a minute and a half #GangubaiKathiawadi” Martino wrote alongside the film’s poster,” she wrote.
Alia shared a screenshot of Martino’s post and thanked her.
“This means so much from someone who is about to takeover a whole multiverse,” Alia wrote. In her reply to Bhatt, Martino said, “Casual Fan Girling over here.”