CONFIRMED: Aishwarya Rai to not play Amrita Pritam in Sahir Ludhianvi’s biopic

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It’s bad news for Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan‘s fans, who were desperately waiting to see the couple on the silver screen. Earlier, there were reports doing the rounds that Aishwarya and Abhishek will be seen sharing the screen space in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film based on the life of poet and film lyricist Abdul Hayee, popularly known as Sahir Ludhianvi. According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Aishwarya will not be a part of the film.

“Aishwarya is not doing the biopic on Sahir Ludhianvi opposite Abhishek. In fact, nobody from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s side has not even approached her for it. So, she was shocked to hear reports of her having signed the film. While she has great regard for Bhansali, having worked with him in some great films like ‘Devdas’ and ‘Hum Dil Chuke Sanam’, she is not doing the biopic. She is considering a couple of announcements which should be coming soon but the biopic is not one of them,” a trade source told the Entertainment portal.

The report comes days after they both had opted out of Anurag Kashyap’s production ‘Gulab Jamun’ due to creative differences over the script. The duo have earlier worked together in several movies such as ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006), ‘Guru’ (2007) and ‘Raavan’ (2019). Earlier, there were speculations that Shah Rukh Khan or Irrfan Khan would play the lead role in Ludhianvi’s biopic.

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