Alia Bhatt will reportedly step into the shoes of Amrita’s character in the biopic of poet Sahir Ludhianvi.
According to Deccan Chronicle, Bhatt is expected to star in the film, which was initially being offered to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. The film will be helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will reportedly also star Abhishek Bachchan.
Previously Bhansali has expressed his fondness to work with Bhatt. He said, “I find Alia’s growth as an actress to be truly fascinating. She exudes a certain poise and confidence that is rare for actors her age. She is now at a stage where her career decisions will determine whether she joins the hall of all-time greats. It would be most interesting to work with Alia.”