MUMBAI – Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan will staring in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biopic on lyricist-poet Sahir Ludhianvi. Sources reveal that Deepika will be seen play the poet Amrita Pritam. Ludhianvi will be played by Abhishek.
A source also revealed that, “Abhishek has begun preparing for his Sahir biopic. He will begin rigorous interaction with Sanjay Bhansali after Padmavati releases. But his groundwork on Sahir has begun in right earnest. He is regularly listening to the immortal repertoire of Sahir’s lyrics from Guru Dutt’s Pyasa to Yash Chopra’s Trishul. Abhishek’s father had the good fortune to interact with Sahir when he worked in Kabhi Kabhie and Trishul. So Bachchan Saab is able to provide plenty of invaluable inputs to Abhishek’s preparation.”
Currently, Deepika is also starring ‘Padmavati’ which is slated to release on December 1, 2017. ‘Padmavati’ is also helmed by the genius of Bhansali.