Deepika Padukone Will Play Amrita Pritam for Bhansali
Deepika Padukone will step into the role of poetess Amrita Pritam for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production.
Deepika Padukone will step into the role of poetess Amrita Pritam for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production.

Deepika Padukone Will Play Amrita Pritam for Bhansali

Priyanka Chopra’s loss is Deepika Padukone’s  gain, at least  in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s precious territory. After Priyanka, for reasons  best known to her, said no to the Sahir Ludhianvi biopic to be produced by Bhansali and directed by  debutant Jasmeet Reen, Bhansali’s current favourite Deepika Padukone, who has just completed  her third historic epic Padmavati with Bhansali, has stepped into her  fourth  film with him.

This time she will play the celebrated poetess Amrita Pritam, who was poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi’s muse.

Poetess Amrita Pritam.
Poetess Amrita Pritam.
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Abhishek Bachchan steps into the coveted role of the legendary Sahir, who wrote such immortal lines as Jinhe naaz hai hind par woh kahan hai... (Pyasa), Dekhi zamane ki yaari... (Kagaz Ke Phool) and Main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon (Kabhi Kabhie).

Abhishek has ceased to consider any  other offer for now, choosing to focus unconditionally on the character of the poet who re-wrote many   of the rules of filmy poetry.

Says a source, “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.”

It looks  like this will be Abhishek’s  epic moment on celluloid.

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