Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Bajirao Mastani' has been receiving rave reviews and appreciation from all corners and the director is on cloud nine.
Now we hear that Bhansali's next production is a film on the life of legendary poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. As per a HT report he was quoted as saying, "When the script came to me, it was so wonderful that I wanted to direct it. But then, I decided to produce it. Sahir Ludhianvi had a legacy and such a great love story. It deserves to be told. It’s an important film for us. This film is my way of giving back to the cinema for his immense contribution.”
Reportedly Priyanka Chopra has agreed to play the role of Sahir’s love interest, Amrita Pritam. Buzz is Irrfan has been roped in to play the legendary poet and the film will also star Sushant Singh Rajput in a pivotal role. However Bhansali refused to reveal the cast and said that he will be making the official announcements in January.