Irrfan, Deepika to play Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam in Gustakhiyan

Published 15 Jan, 2016 11:42am

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Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film will follow the real-life romance of the two poets

Deepika bears an uncanny resemblance to Amrita Pritam, while Irrfan Khan definitely has the acting chops to pull off the Sahir Ludhianvi's role
Deepika bears an uncanny resemblance to Amrita Pritam, while Irrfan Khan definitely has the acting chops to pull off the Sahir Ludhianvi's role

The real-life romance of legendary poets Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam will come to life in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next film, Gustakhiyan.

While actor Irrfan has been locked for the role of Ludhianvi for a while, there was some speculation about who is to play Amrita Pritam.

Earlier, it was suggested that Priyanka Chopra may play the poet, but the latest rumour is that the director has signed his other Bajirao Mastani heroine, Deepika Padukone opposite Irrfan.

If this is true, Gustakhiyan would be Deepika and Irrfan's second pairing after Piku, where they played a tentative couple to great success. Here, however, they will have a full-fledged romance, so it's good to know the two actors have bankable chemisty.

Also, Deepika bears an uncanny resemblance to Amrita Pritam, while Irrfan Khan definitely has the acting chops to pull off the Sahir Ludhianvi's role

Priyanka and Irrfan, on the other hand, have done Saat Khoon Maaf together, which wasn't quite the box office hit.