Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Irrfan, Deepika will play Sahir and Amrita role


Abdul Hayee knew Sahir Ludhianvi, who is a legendary poet of India, is going to be filmed as a romantic poet of the subcontinent. He was also a film lyricist who wrote in the Hindi and Urdu languages. His work influenced Indian cinema, in particular, Bollywood film. Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam will come to live in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next movie, Gustakhiyan. The biopic chronicling the stormy relationship between poet Sahir Ladhianvi and author Amrita Pritam.

Whereas it is confirmed that Indian veteran actor Irrfan will play the role of Ludhianvi but there are many speculations regarding that who will play Amrita Pritam’s role.

Previously, it was recommended that Bajirao Mastani leading actress Priyanka Chopra may perform the poet, but recently there is a rumor that the director has signed his other Bajirao Mastani leading actress, Deepika Padukone against Irrfan.

It was reported as “Since Priyanka got along like a house on fire with the Gustakhiyan producer Sanjay Bhansali, the reports of her stepping into author Amrita Pritam’s role were taken to be authentic. However the truth is Priyanka is not doing Gustakhiyan.” 
Both actors Deepika and Irrfan have appeared earlier as a pair in Piku with Big B and Gustakhiyan would be their second pairing. In Piku they have played a tentative pair to great triumph. In the upcoming movie, nevertheless, they will have a full-fledged romance, so it’s better to know the two performers have bankable chemistry.

Deepika tolerates a weird similarity to Amrita Pritam, whereas Irrfan Khan absolutely has the acting chops to pull off the Sahir Ludhianvi’s character

On the other hand the veteran actors, Priyanka, and Irrfan, have done a film, Saat Khoon Maaf jointly, which was not quite the box office hit.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.