There might be no ‘Gustakhiyan’ for Abhishek Bachchan?
Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-talked about venture ‘Gustakhiyan’ is still in a search of its leading man. Recently, actor Irrfan Khan had cleared the air on the rumours that were going around, which stated that he had walked out of the movie And today, there’s this latest news been heard around. As per the reports in a leading daily, the team of ‘Gustakhiyan’ were considering actor Abhishek Bachchan for the lead role. Though, an official confirmation was still awaited on this, it seems that like he is not going to be a part of the film as well.
The reports have earlier suggested that actress Priyanka Chopra is in talks for the role of Amrita Pritam and could be co-producing the project as well with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
A source has revealed to a leading daily, “Priyanka wants an actor who hasn’t done a period film before. Abhishek has done ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006) with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Since PC is co-producing the film with Bhansali, she expressed her reservations to SLB and they are still on the lookout for someone to play the character of Sahir.” [sic] (Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan moves out of Ronnie Screwvala’s upcoming comedy?)
‘Gustakhiyan’ was expected to go on floors this year. Reportedly, Priyanka had even finished her costume trials when she was in Mumbai last month. But now, her date schedule has gone haywire. It is due to her busy commitments to her Hollywood projects like ‘A Kid Like Jake’ and a romantic comedy titled ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. Besides them, the season 3 of ‘Quantico’ might go on floors as well.
Many would be aware that ‘Gustakhiyan’ is based on the love story between literary stalwarts Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam.
Well, let’s wait for the official cast.