It’s been a while since we heard about the biopic of Sahir Ludhianvi. The alleged biopic was first to be made by producer Ashi Dua and to be directed by debutante Jasmeet Reen. While Farhan Akhtar was roped in to play Sahir Ludhianvi.
Then the project went to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Priyanka Chopra was asked for the Amrita Pritam’s character and Sahir’s role went from Farhan to Irrfan Khan.
It was observed that Irrfan was looking forward to the film. According to the actor he was born to play Sahir. If we believe the reports then Irrfan has already begun listening to Sahir’s poetry and lyrics of the great bard.
However, things again didn’t work out as Irrfan took a leave following his health condition. The role then went to Abhishek Bcahchan which made Priyanka step out since both the actors don’t work together.
Now according to the information the project has been postponed for indefinite time. There could be possibilities that the film won’t be made at all.
A daily quoted Javed Akhtar who knew Sahir closely, as saying, “He was a very progressive thinker, with a politically developed mind. A lucid film on his life would be very enlightening. I’d be happy to provide my inputs on Sahir Saab whom I knew well.”