Sep 042017

The untold love saga of renowned poets Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam is being revived on the big screen by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and our excitement levels were quite high when it was rumoured that Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan will play the lead in the biopic. Well, the recent developments have put all these rumours to rest as it turns out that neither our favourite resident bae from Hollywood (PeeCee) nor Irrfan are going to be in the movie.

Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan In Sahir Ludhianvi's Biopic© Reuters

But, Bhansali did not leave any room for disappointment since the actors that have been roped in, will surely sizzle the screen with their real-life chemistry. We are talking about none other than the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, who are reuniting for a movie after 7 long years. The last film they did together was Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’.

Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan In Sahir Ludhianvi's Biopic© Reuters

Reportedly, Abhishek is stepping in Sahir Ludhianvi’s shoes, who is known for penning some beautiful songs like ‘Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par’ and ‘Maang Ke Sath Tumhara’, and has already started preparing for his role as well. In fact, it is being said that this movie will mark the directorial debut of Jasmeet Reen. The film is expected to go on the floors early next year and our expectations are really high from Bhansali, who has earlier given us movies like ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Devdas’ and ‘Black’ to name a few.

Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan In Sahir Ludhianvi's Biopic© BCCL

This movie will mark Abhishek’s first collaboration with Bhansali, while Aishwarya has already worked with him in some of the iconic movies of all time like ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and ‘Guzaarish’. Apparently, this is for the third time that Abhishek will work in a movie based on a real-life character. Earlier, he had worked in ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ along with actress Deepika Padukone and ‘Guru’ that was loosely based on the life of businessman Dhirubhai Ambani.

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Jul 192017

 Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan
Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan

Priyanka Chopra’s absense from IIFa Awards 2017 was quite surprising and it did not go unnoticed from the prying eyes of the audiences and media. Priyanka, gave the reason that since she was celebrating her birthday and promoting her Marathi film as a producer, she decided to skip the 18th leg of IIFA Awards. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Piggy Chops did not attend the ceremony because she was offered less remuneration. Furthermore, the report stated that she was irked even further, when her remunaration was said to be less than that of Salman Khan.

The organizers wanted to Priyanka Chopra to perform, just the way she had performed last year and walked with an award, but talks failed through when she found out that she was offered lesser pay than a male superstar. Rumour has it that the male superstar in question is Salman Khan. At the IIFA press conference in New York, the actor had said, “I don’t receive awards, I just perform on stage. If they want me for such a bad performance that they are paying me for it, I’m more than happy.”

On the workfront, Priyanka Chopra will be next seen in two Hollywood films, ‘ A Kid Like Jake’ and ‘Isn’t It Romantic’?. Speculations are rife that she is being offered to play ‘Amrita Pritam’ in the biopic on poet Sahir Ludhianvi, a film which will be helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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Jun 172017

When Sanjay Leela Bhansali decides to make a film, there is a buzz in B-town. The air is filled with speculation and that’s exactly what happened with his dream project ‘Gustakiyaan’.

Various names were thrown around about who would play poet Sahir Ludhianvi and his muse Amrita Pritam. We can finally say that the director has finally sealed his leading man and lady for the much-talked about film. And let us tell you his choice won’t disappoint you even one bit.

As per various media reports, Irrfan Khan will be playing thr famous poet Sahir Ludhianvi’s character while Priyanka Chopra will be seen playing his muse, author Amrita Pritam.

Priyanka Chopra And Irrfan Khan To Star In A Sanjay Leela Bhansali Movie© Twitter

Priyanka and Irrfan have last been seen together in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ and boy, one has got to say, these two gave one hell of a performance. Priyanka as Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes and Irrfan as Wasiullah Khan were spectacular. Their story showed a very unexpected side of love, which was decrepit, demented, unbearable and pathetic. No one could have played that bit in the film better than these two. And now with a chance to witness these two stellar artists together on 70mm screen romancing each other will definitely be a treat for many.

A daily paper quoted a source saying, “Irrfan has been on board from the start. He was our first choice and he remains our only choice to play Sahir Ludhianvi.” About Priyanka, the source shared, “With her smouldering sensuality, outgoing personality and husky diction, Priyanka is the perfect fit for Amrita Pritam.”

Various names from Fawad Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan were thrown around for the poet’s role and apparently, Deepika Padukone was being considered for the female lead. However, we are glad that these two have been finalised. Irrfan and Priyanka have done some great films in Hollywood and Bollywood both and getting a chance to watch them together calls for a celebration indeed.

‘Gustakiyaan’ will portray the uncertain love relationship between the poet Sahir Ludhianvi and author Amrita Pritam, a relationship that lasted for almost 40 years but didn’t really have a happy ending.

However, nothing has been confirmed yet from PeeCee’s or SLB’s team. We look forward to hearing the official announcement. The film will be directed by debutante Jasmeet Reen and will be produced by Bhansali.

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