Question: Who bagged the 2023 Filmfare Best Actress Award for her film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’?
Answer: Alia Bhatt
“Gangubai Kathiawadi” is an Indian film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, loosely inspired by a real figure and elements of a book. The film follows the rags-to-riches rise of its title character, Gangubai, who is sold into prostitution as a teenager but vows to buy the brothel and rule over the city one day. The film has become the most-watched Indian title globally on Netflix and could place writer/director Bhansali in the awards conversation again. The film features expertly choreographed musical numbers, a blend of Victorian melodrama and gritty biopic, and a commanding, charismatic central performance from Alia Bhatt. The film becomes a celebration of female empowerment and the fight for dignity, acceptance, and education for sex workers and their children.