Has Abhishek Bachchan started preparing for Sahir Ludhianvi’s biopic?

Poet Sahir Ludhianvi’s biopic has been in news for the past couple of months. While reportedly Priyanka Chopra will be playing the role of Sahir’s love interest Amrita Pritam, there have been a lot of reports about the actor who will be playing the role of the poet. It was said that Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan or Irrfan Khan are being considered to play the role. And now, reportedly Abhishek has been confirmed for the movie. It is also said that the actor has started preparing for his role.

A source close to Abhishek was quoted by Pinkvilla, “While everyone is thinking that he isn’t taking up projects because he is busy with his sports ventures, Abhishek plans to surprise all with his prep. He has been listening to Sahir’s songs and is also reading up a lot on him. At the same time, he is also sweating it out in the gym, because he has to lose weight for the movie.”

Another source stated, “The movie is expected to go on floors soon and Sanjay Leela Bhansali along with the crew is figuring out the schedule.”

Well, it will be interesting to see Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan on the big screen together after a gap of nine years. (Also Read: Woah! Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor Khan complete 17 years in Bollywood)

There were reports that Irrfan Khan had walked out of the film. When the actor was asked about the same, he had said, “I’m not sure where these rumours are coming from. I was approached for the film almost two years ago but there has been no conversation on the dates since. So how does the question of me not having time for the film or walking out of it come from?”

“It’s a mystery even I’d like to solve and find these well-wishers who are speaking on my behalf without my knowledge,” he added.