As per media reports, actor and dancer, Shantanu Maheshwari could be making his Bollywood debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi.
A close source informs a leading daily:
“Sanjay Leela Bhansali was looking for a fresh face who would carry that innocence but still be convincing in a dark role.
The team had auditioned Shantanu Maheshwari and they loved his tape.
SLB also was immensely impressed by him and he has not officially been signed on to play one of the lead roles opposite Alia in the film.
He plays the role of Afsan in Gangubai. He will kick-start shoot for the film soon in Mumbai. Currently, the makers are filming Alia’s portions as a younger Gangubai in Film City.”
Although the news hasn’t been confirmed by the production house, we are waiting for the official announcement.
Reportedly, Ajay Devgn is also playing an important role in the film and Bhansali is looking for three other cameos, including Shantanu’s.
Shantanu is an Indian television actor, dancer, choreographer and host. He debuted in the show Dil Dosti Dance on Channel V in his breakout performance as the protagonist Swayam Shekhawat.
He also won Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and was last seen in ALT Balaji’s Medically Yourrs.