Abhishek Bachchan to romance Taapsee Pannu in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Sahir Ludhianvi biopic?


Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who has been roped to essay the character of a famous poet Sahir Ludhianvi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming biopic might reunite with actress Taapsee Pannu.

Taapsee Pannu, Sahir Ludhianvi taking a selfie

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According to the earlier speculations on who will play Abhishek’s love interest in the biopic, actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were in talks for Amrita Pritam’s role.

However, a report in daily has now revealed that his Manmarziyaan co-star Taapsee has been zeroed to essay the role of Amrita (a novelist and a poet).

Bhansali, who is producing the film spoke about the biopic to the daily. He said,”Sahir saab was one of our most talented poet lyricists, his verses are still inspiring. To bring them back through his love story will be beautiful but also a huge responsibility.”

”It’s a difficult film for the writer-director Jasmeet Reen too so I don’t want to be in a hurry but give it the darza it deserves,” added the filmmaker.

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Abhishek and Taapsee, who might share screen space in Ludhianvi’s biopic were earlier paired opposite to each other in Anurag Kashyap’s productions Manmarziyaan. Also starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead role, the chemistry between both the actors in the film was applauded by the audience.

A source closed to the biopic said that both the actors have loved the script and have nodded for the same.

”Both Abhishek and Taapsee have loved the story and are looking forward to collaborating again. However, they are yet to sign on the dotted line. Once the formalities are locked, they will begin preparations,” the source revealed to the daily.

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On the work front, Abhishek Bachchan made his comeback on-screens after 2 years of break in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan and the actor is yet to announce his next film.

Taapsee Pannu, on the other hand, who was appreciated for her acting skills in Amitabh Bachchan starrer Pink in 2016, has recently reunited with mega star for Sujoy Ghosh’s film Badla.

The revenge drama hit the screens on March 8 this year.

Listen to Sahir Ludhianvi songs:

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(Video by IANS)

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