Bhansali was earlier looking at casting Priyanka or Deepika for the film, but things did not fall into place.
By BollywoodMDB Team - April 19, 2018
Buzz has it that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has roped in Alia Bhatt to headline his forthcoming venture, Gustakhiyan, which is a biopic on noted poet Sahir Ludhianvi. According to reports, the actress will play the role of novelist Amrita Pritam in the movie. The same role was first offered to Priyanka Chopra, followed by Deepika Padukone. However, both actresses could not sign the movie for various reasons. Gustakhiyan stars Abhishek Bachchan as the male lead.
Praising Alia Bhatt, Bhansali has earlier 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.”
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