They say if the story is rumoured to be beautiful, it should be narrated to the world. And that's what filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is doing for us.
Bhansali recently announced that he'd be making a film on the life of renowned lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi and his love interest, poet Amrita Pritam. Since the movie is set in the 40's era, we assume the backdrop will be classic and ostentatious just as all his movies have been.
But there's one more fact to look forward to. Bhansali may have closed down on the two people he deems fit to play the lovers and we're super excited to see this jodi back for another riveting romantic spree!
Seemingly, Abhishek Bachan and Taapsee Pannu will be pairing up for this one and we can only imagine how malleable their chemistry will be in the film, which is purely based on love.
The director has been meaning to start this project since a while now and although the news isn't official about the cast yet, we do know that both Abhishek and Taapsee have unofficially agreed to do the much-anticipated film.
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The film is due to hit the floor sometime in October this year and it'll probably release only by 2020 but even so, the subject of the film is so beautiful, we can't wait for it to release.
“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 prep,” a popular publication reported.
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Although many big stars were approached for this project, namely Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and even Irfan Khan who'd also said he'd love to play Sahir Ludhianvi's character because he relates to him and his work deeply, now the roles of Ludhianvi and Pritam will be played by Abhishek and Taapsee respectively.
“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.” said Bhansali while talking to a popular publication.
While we're eagerly waiting for the film to throw some light on the beautiful equation Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam shared, Bhansali is all set to team up with Salman Khan after 20 years for 'Inshallah', starring Alia Bhatt and in all probability, it's going to be a 2020 Eid release.
For now, we're super excited for Abhishek and Taapsee and we really hope more details emerge about their upcoming film together.