After ‘Padmavati’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has started working on his next – a biopic on Sahir Ludhianvi. Earlier, one of Bhansali’s favourite, Priyanka Chopra was reported to play poet Sahir’s love-interest, poetess Amrita Pritam’s character. Things didn’t materialise, and Bhansali’s other muse, Deepika Padukone was reported to have replaced Priyanka.
However, in a chat with Filmfare, the long-legged beauty denied the news of doing this film. She said, “No” and laid all rumours to rest. In fact, the actress was surprised on hearing this. Talking about her upcoming projects she revealed that she has only signed a Vishal Bhardwaj film.
The film will be directed by Honey Trehaan, and will see the ‘Piku’ pair, Deepika and Irrfan Khan, reunite on the big screen. The Vishal Bhardwaj film is based on journalist S Hussain Zaidi’s novel Mafia Queens of Mumbai, wherein, Deepika will be portraying gangster Rahima Khan’s character. Rahima Khan was popularly known as Sapna didi.
Deepika, who has completed 10 years in the film industry, is busy promoting Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus, ‘Padmavati’. The film also features Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles. The historical drama is slated to release on December 1.