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Deepika to step into Amrita Pritam’s shoes for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next?

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Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone
Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone

It seems like filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali just can’t get enough of his muse Deepika Padukone. Every time these two talented people collaborate, they give us gems like BAJIRAO MASTANI, RAM LEELA and the upcoming film PADMAVATI. And now rumour has it that Deepika is all set to collaborate with Sanjay for the fourth time for Sahir Ludhianvi’s biopic in which she will be playing poetess Amrita Pritam.

Amrita Pritam was the first prominent Punjabi writer and poet. She was also poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi’s muse. Reportedly Abhishek Bachchan will be essaying Sahir Ludhianvi’s role in this biopic. And the film will be directed by debutant Jasmeet Reen while Bhansali will be producing it.

In a report in The Quint, a source close to the development was quoted saying as, “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 will great to watch the life of celebrated lyricist who wrote some ever green songs like ‘Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon’?and ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ on celluloid. However with no official announcement made regarding this film all we can do now is wait and watch.

Till then stay tuned for more updates.

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