Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu will be teaming up again after the success of ‘Manmarziyaan’ (2018), for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next.
The film in question is a biopic based on poet Sahir Ludhianvi, which earlier was rumoured to have starred Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ name was also in the frame but it now seems Pannu will be taking on the lead role of poet Amrita Pritam.
A source told a leading tabloid, “Both Abhishek and Taapsee have loved the story and are looking forward to collaborating again. However, they are yet to sign on the dotted line. Once the formalities are locked, they will begin preparations.”
Bhansali added, “Sahir saab was one of our most talented poet lyricist; his verses are still inspiring. To bring them back through his love story will be beautiful but also a huge responsibility. It’s a difficult film for the writer-director Jasmeet Reen too. So I don’t want to be in a hurry but give it the darza it deserves.”
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