Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next project is based on the life of lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. There are a lot of speculations that are revolving around media houses about the lead cast but now we hear that Abhishek Bachchan has been roped in to play Sahir’s character in the film. However, the producers are yet to finalize the female lead who would do justice to the role of Amrita Pritam. According to a leading media channel, Alia Bhatt is Bhansali’s “most prominent choice” for Amrita’s character.

In an interview, when Bhansali was asked about casting Alia as Amrita Pritam, he 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.” Interestingly, Alia had auditioned for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black to reprise the role of young Rani Mukerji which was later played by Ayesha Kapur.

It seems like Alia is the priority choice that SLB has in his mind for the female lead role. Well, it will be fascinating to see Alia in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie. What do you think, won’t it be spectacular?

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Joydev Mishra


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