First poster for Madhuri Dixit’s highly anticipated upcoming film ‘Gulab Ganj’ has been released.
The legendary beauty has appeared in many different avatars but this seems to be yet another reinvention in Madhuri’s already acclaimed come back to the Bollywood film industry.
In the poster she appears bedraggled and slightly crazed even, as a member of the infamous real life group of female vigilantes who fought against the opression of women in rural Uttar Pradesh.
Founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi ‘The Gulabi Gang’ is an extraordinary women’s movement formed to punish oppressive husbands, fathers and brothers, and combat domestic violence and desertion. The women’s group is popularly known as Gulabi or ‘Pink’ Gang because the members wear bright pink saris and wield bamboo sticks.
For her role in the film, the actress has trained extensively under action choreographer, Shifu Kanishka Sharma, a renowned Shaolin master.
The film is also in the news for bringing together former rivals Madhuri and Juhi Chawla for the first time. Juhi will be seen playing a negative role for the first time in her career.
The film is slated for release on Woman’s Day 2014.