Taapsee Pannu to play Amrita Pritam in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Sahir Ludhianvi biopic? The actress answers

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 July 2019, 04:47 PM
Taapsee Pannu.
Taapsee Pannu.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s project on poet-lyricist-author Sahir Ludhianvi and his relationship with Amrita Pritam has been the talk of the town ever since the project was announced. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been on a hunt for his perfect pair of Sahir and Amrita in Bollywood. Recently, reports were rife that SLB has roped in Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu for the role of Sahir and Amrita. 

A source was earlier quoted as saying "Both Abhishek and Taapsee have loved the story and are looking forward to collaborate again. However, they are yet to sign on the dotted line. One the formalities are locked, they will begin prep."

However, when Taapsee was questioned by News Nation about the biopic, she said that she has not been approached for the role yet. ''I would love to do this role, but I have not been approached for the role yet,'' the actress replied. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is producing the film, earlier told a publication,''Sahir sa'ab 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.''

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''It’s a difficult film for the writer-director Jasmeet Reen too, so I don’t want to be in a hurry but give it the darza it deserves,'' added the filmmaker.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee will be next seen in Saand Ki Aankh alongside Bhumi Pednekar. The film is based on the inspiring real-life story of the Tomar sisters - Bhumi as the 87-year-old sharpshooter Chandro Tomar and Taapsee as her 82-year-old sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar.

The film’s teaser came out yesterday and received rave reviews from everyoneThe film is being produced by Anurag Kashyap and is slated to hit the screens on October 25, 2019. 

First Published: Friday, July 12, 2019 04:45 PM
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