Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gustakhiyan’ has been in news since the past few months. The film is a biopic on Urdu poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi, and according to grapevine, SLB has approached Shah Rukh Khan to play the lead role in the film. The biopic will trace Sahir’s romance with poetess-novelist Amrita Pritam. It is said that SRK has liked the script.
A leading daily has quoted a source as saying, “Bhansali and SRK met late one night last week and the filmmaker handed over the complete script of the biopic to SRK, telling him that he would like to direct him in 2018. There is a lot of poetry in the film and SRK has been reading Sahir’s ghazals and nazms.”
Sahir was a heavy drinker and smoker, and died at the age of 59. His close friend Javed Akhtar was beside him when he breathed his last. If sources are to be believed, the filmmaker is planning to make this movie with an extremely poetic approach.
The source further stated, “Bhansali and SRK have been spending a lot of time together lately, discussing work and cinema.”
Well, if these reports turn out to be true, then this will be for the second time that SRK and SLB will be collaborating after ‘Devdas’.