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Abhishek-Parineeti team up for SLB’s Sahir Ludhianvi biopic?

Many Bollywood filmmakers in the past have expressed their wish to make a movie on the renowned poet and lyricist, Sahir Ludhianvi. Reports now read that Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be producing the project based on Ludhianvi and his romance with poetess Amrita Pritam.

Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan were rumoured to be cast in this film but the two later opted out from the project due to scheduling conflicts, reports Deccan Chronicle.

Now the latest development suggests that Abhishek Bachchan has been finalised to play main character in the film. Debutante director Jasmeet Reen, who is going to helm the film under Bhansali’s production, was keen on Bachchan playing the role. It is also being said that the star has already started prepping up for the film.

As for the actress, a source mentions that Bhansali found his leading lady in Parineeti Chopra, who will play the protagonist’s love interest, renowned poetess Pritam. The forthcoming film is titled as ‘Gustakhiyan.’

“If Parineeti commits to Gustakhiyan, this film will mark the first outing of Abhishek and Parineeti as a couple. Bhansali is keen to cast her since the role is a defining one. He felt she has the grace and sensitivity to play a poetess,” the source told, further adding that the script has appealed to Parineeti, who is accommodating the dates for the project.

The actress is currently gearing up for the Diwali release of ‘Golmaal Again’ and will soon start filming for Vipul Shah’s ‘Namastey Canada’ with Arjun Kapoor. After fairly quiet 2017, there is still speculation as to which films Bachchan has coming up next.

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