Alia Bhatt joined director Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the World Premiere of 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Held at Friedrichstadt-Palast, the film was screened as a Special Gala, the closing film of the festival programme. 

Also in attendance was producer, Dr. Jayantilal Gada of Pen Studios.

The film tells the story of Gangubai Harjivandas who aspired to become a Bollywood actress. At the tender age of 16, she fell in love with Ramnik Lal who was her father's accountant.

They eloped to Mumbai and got married. But, her whole life turned upside down as he sold her to a brothel in Kamathipura for Rs 500 where she forcefully had to start prostitution.

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Later, she became a powerful brothel madame Gangubai Kathiawadi and won elections of the area where she lived (Kamathipura). Don Rahim Lala became her sworn brother after he beat a man of his gang who raped her. She used to advocate for women rights and equal rights for sex workers.

The film is out on Febraury 24.