Bhansali's Sahir Ludhianvi biopic: Alia Bhatt to play Amrita Pritam?
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been meaning to make a film on renowned poet Sahir Ludhianvi's life for a while now. While his hunt for the titular role is said to have ended on Abhishek Bachchan, he is still looking out for an actress to play Ludhianvi's love interest Amrita Pritam. Buzz is that Bhansali has finally zeroed in on Alia Bhatt.
While talking to a publication, Bhansali said, "I find Alia's growth as an actress to be truly fascinating. She exudes a certain poise and confidence that is rare for actors her age." "She is now at a stage where her career decisions will determine whether she joins the hall of all-time greats. It would be most interesting to work with Alia," he added.
Alia is currently busy in the promotions of her next 'Raazi' which is based on a novel by Harinder Sikka named 'Calling Sehmat' and has her playing an Indian spy in Pakistan. The film has been directed by Meghna Gulzar of 'Talvar' fame and also features Vicky Kaushal. Backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, 'Raazi' is slated to hit the screens on May 11.