After the stupendous success of his last film Bajirao Mastani, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to commence work his next project based on noted literary world figures, poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam.
The film titled Gustakhiyan will be produced under his banner Bhansali Productions. It may be directed by Jasmeet Dodhi, who earlier directed a segment in Dus Kahaniyaan.
“Sahir’s pride, poetry and fragility influenced not just me but the entire film industry. He lived with his mother. His love story remained incomplete and the pain he suffered helped him create something magical,” Bhansali said in a statement.
“I feel an affinity to him, he’s influenced all my protagonists, right up to Bajirao, none of whom were satiated in love,” he said.
The filmmaker is yet to announce other details about the project including the star cast.
However, according to this Daily Bhaskar report, Bhansali has decided to cast Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan in the film as the lead pair, but has now almost zeroed in on Deepika. An official announcement is yet to be made.
(With inputs from PTI)