Since form a long time Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film based on famous poet Sahir Ludhianvi has been the talk of the town. Recently after a long span of time, considerations around the male lead in the movie has come to an end. According to the sources Abhishek Bachchan has given a green flag to act in the movie.
Abhishek Bachchan will be opting for the role of the legendary poet. Poet Sahir Ludhianvi is best known for his songs like Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Woh Kahaan Hai (Pyaasa) and Woh Subah Kabhi Toh Aayegi (Phir Subah Hogi), Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon, Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein and others.
Whereas, the female lead, who is Sahir's wife, Amrita Pritam, is yet to be finalised. As the sources say, Alia Bhatt is Bhansali’s “most prominent choice” for Amrita’s character.
When asked about Alia, Bhansali told a leading daily that he find Alia’s growth as an actress to be truly fascinating. She exudes a certain poise and confidence that is rare for actors her age. She is now at a stage where her career decisions will determine whether she joins the hall of all-time greats. It would be most interesting to work with Alia.
To be noted that, Alia had auditioned for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Black' to reprise the role of young Rani Mukerji which was later played by Ayesha Kapur.