If you have been dying to see Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shah Rukh Khan to work together, your wish is going to be fulfilled soon. As per the sources, Sanjay Leela Bhansali approached the King Khan for his new movie ‘Gustakhiyan’ and looking at the script the actor has got ready to work in the movie. SRK got impressed by SLB’s script on the late poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi’s biopic.
As per the reports in Mumbai Mirror, “Bhansali and SRK met late one night last week and the filmmaker handed over the complete script of the biopic to SRK, telling him that he would like to direct him in 2018. There is a lot of poetry in the film and SRK has been reading Sahir’s ghazals and nazms.”
The duo earlier worked together in 2002 for the movie ‘Devdas’ and won the audience’ hearts. Earlier the rumors were making the round that Irrfan Khan or Fawad Khan can play Sahir Ludhianvi’s character in the movie. The director announced the ambitious biopic in 2015, but couldn’t start it due to selection of right actor for the lead role.
The film, Gustakhiyan will focus on the lyricist’s relationship with poetess-novelist Amrita Pritam. The poet Abdul Hayee, who was famous with the name Sahir was linked with many women throughout his career in 1950s to 1970s. Though he never married, he was in relationship with various women, which will be the highlight of the movie.
Apart from his personal life, the film also includes details of Sahir’s career in Hindi movies. He won two Filmfare awards, one for Taj Mahal in 1963 and the second for Black Lady for Best Lyrics for the movie Kabhie Kabhie in 1976.
The actress for Amrita Pritam’s role hasn’t been decided yet. There were speculations about Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, which SLB put to rest with announcement of his upcoming movie Padmavati. Stay tuned for further updates on the movie, shooting and other details.