Abhishek Bachchan to play Sahir Ludhianvi in Sanjay Leela Bhansalis next


Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently working on his dream project Padmavati with Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Bhansali is also planning his next ambitious project which will be a biopic of legendary poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. The film will be titled as Gustakhiyan and it will be depict the love story of Sahir Ludhianvi and novelist Amrita Pritam.

There is a news that Priyanka Chopra will play the female lead and portray Amrita in this film. Earlier we had reported that Priyanka will pair with Irrfan Khan for this film who will be seen in Sahirs role. However according to a recent report, it is not Irrfan but Abhishek Bachchan who has been finalised for playing the titular role.

Abhishek has reportedly started training for the film already and has been familiarising himself with Sahirs poetry. This film will mark the actors first ever collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bhansali will produce the film and it will be directed by debutant director Jasmeet Reen. 

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