India, Jan. 15 -- Alia Bhatt shared the first look in and as Gangubai Kathiawadi on social media on Wednesday. The actor plays the woman often called the 'madam of Kamathipura' in Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

The two photos show Alia's transition from a young girl into a hardened brothel owner. She introduced two posters of the film on Instagram, with the caption, "Here she is, Gangubai Kathiawadi."

While one poster is a monochrome closeup of her face with a big red bindi on her forehead, another is a long shot of her as she sits in a blouse and skirt, a bindi on her forehead, hair plaits with a pistol placed on a table besides her.

Bhansali Productions unveiled her look on social media with the caption, "Strength. Power. Fear! One look...