Vindhuja vikraman is all set to bring the character of Gangubai Kathiawadi, one of the most dreaded women of Mumbai’s underworld, givings us a glimpse at the powerful character. Gangubai Kathiawadi was a powerful, controversial woman who earned herself the moniker of ‘Madam of Kamathipura’ in the ’60s. Parts of her story are known through a chapter dedicated to her in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, written by best-selling author and former investigative journalist S Hussain Zaidi.
Gangubai was a brothel owner in Kamathipura, Mumbai After a rough beginning, Gangubai rose in power through her connections with the Mumbai underworld. She owned and managed multiple brothels in the red light district of the city, eventually earning herself the title of ‘Madam of Kamathipura’. She drove in a black Bentley, the only brothel owner to own one in those days. where she’s seen getting out of the shiny black car in a crisp, flawlessly-in-place white sari.
Gangubai was sold into pros titution Not much is known about her family, but she’s known to be from the Kathiawad area of Gujarat. She ran away from home to Mumbai at a very young age with her boyfriend, who tricked her and sold her into prostitution in the red light district of Kamathipura.
She advocated for rights of se x workers Because of her own experience, Gangubai was known to have empathy for other women from the community. She used her power to champion the rights of se x workers and their empowerment, and believed that her work didn’t permit anyone to abuse her. Reportedly, she even approached then-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to discuss problems faced by se x workers.
Her efforts to improve the living conditions in Kamathipura earned her love from the community. Her idols and framed photographs were commonly seen in homes in the area, and locals even erected a bust in the locality in her honour.
The concept and clicks of the photoshoot were done by Bibi photography himself , model are Actor Vindhuja vikraman. Makeup is done by Magicfeather Haritha , Costumes & Styling By aalaadesigners by surumi hashim , The Jewelry for the shoot was provided by planetjewel , The Camera work Prajeesh , Retouch by Shibin , Editing by Infinity creationz . The photoshoot was done on Sangumugam Beach.