Deepika to essay the role of Amrita Pritam

Mastani (of Bajirao Mastani fame), Padmavati and now Amrita Pritam – Deepika Padukone is all set to essay the role of writer-poetess Amrita Pritam.

And yes, this will also be a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

There seems to be a special bond between Deepika and Bhansali – the two are comfortable with each other and produce great work. If their previous outings are anything to go by, viewers are in for another treat.

The film will depict the intense affair between Amrita Pritam and poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi, with Abhishek Bachchan playing the role of Ludhianvi.

According to reports, Abhishek has thrown himself heart and soul into the venture. He is in the middle of researching the life of Sahir Ludhianvi, who penned immortal lyrics for several movies. Who can forget soulful compositions such as Jinhe naaz  hai Hind par woh kahan hai… Pyasa), Dekhi zamane ki yaari… (Kagaz Ke Phool) and Main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon (Kabhi Kabhie).

Fortunately for Abhishek, his father, Amitabh Bachchan, had several opportunities of interacting with Ludhianvi during the making of Kabhi Kabhie and Trishul. He must surely have provided valuable insights to Abhishek about the lyricist. Incidentally, this will be Abhishek’s first film with Bhansali.

Mai pal do pal ka shayar hoon…

As for Deepika, if her previous outings with Bhansali are any indication, this, too, will be something to remember for a long, long time.


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