Priyanka refuses Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Sahir Ludhianvi biopic?


Not very long ago, Priyanka Chopra had confirmed being approached for a number of Bollywood films. One such movie which has been in the news for long is a biopic on poet Sahir Ludhianvi. The project tentatively titled ‘Gustakhiyan’ is to be helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Reportedly, Bhansali offered Amrita Pritam’s (Ludhianvi’s ladylove) character to Priyanka.

All this while, PeeCee was considering the offers, we heard. However, if latest reports are anything to go by, then she has finally turned Bhansali down!

Rumours suggest, she has given a ‘NO’ to the project. (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra gets featured in the LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017)

This might come across as a sudden disappointment for fans, as we almost thought she was going to be there in the film!

Initially, there were rumours of Deepika Padukone being approached for the same, However, we later made out Deepika wasn’t in the project. Among male actors, a number of possible names including that of Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan are doing the rounds. However, Bhansali is yet to confirm the same.

The filmmaker is now busy with his magnum opus ‘Padmavati‘ . The film found itself in the middle of uncalled controversies after Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation claiming to maintain the glory of Rajputs, created massive vandalism on the film’s set in Jaipur, accusing Bhansali of distorting historical facts. It stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.