Neither Aishwarya Rai nor Taapsee Pannu but Deepika Padukone to Play Amrita Pritam in Sahir Ludhianvi Biopic?
Taapsee Pannu, Deepika Padukone (Photo Credits: Instagram)

So many names have cropped up for Sahir Ludhianvi movie that we're absolutely confused now! While we await director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's confirmation about the same, another rumour is doing the rounds. And that is, SLB's favourite actress, Deepika Padukone might have been roped in for the project.  Reports suggest that DP set a condition before giving her nod to the project. She demanded the the title of the film will have the name of both lead protagonists and  there was no way Bhansali could say no to her. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan Ditch Anurag Kashyap's Gulab Jamun To Make Way for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Biopic on Sahir Ludhianvi?

The role was reportedly offered to Taapsee Pannu first and Alia Bhatt's name too was being suggested for the role. However, now that Ms Bhatt has been roped in for another Bhansali project, Inshallah, looks like he has decided to cast Deepika for his next where she will be playing Amrita Pritam's role in the movie. Saand Ki Aankh: Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar Go De- Glam and Share Their Desi Avatar- See Pic.

Sahir Ludhianvi was a well- known poet-lyricist-author and Amrita Pritam was in love with him. The story of the film will revolve around their relationship with Abhishek Bachchan playing the male lead. In an interview earlier, SLB, who is going to be producing the film had said, "Sahir saab was one of our most talented poet lyricists; his verses are still inspiring. To bring them back through his love story will be beautiful but also a huge responsibility.''

If all goes well, this will be the first time Deepika and Jr Bachchan will star in a film together. What do you think about their on screen pairing? Or do you think Taapsee would have made for a better female lead opposite Abhishek? Comment below and tell us what you think!