While prior there were speculations that the makers of “Gustakhiyan” were thinking about names like Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan and Abhishek Bachchan to play the part of the late Indian poet and film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi, it has now been affirmed that its Junior Bachchan who has bagged the coveted part.
Abhishek is preparing hard for the movie and is working on familiarising himself with Sahir’s lyrics, some of them like ‘Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon’ and ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’ transformed into famous melodies from his dad Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Kabhi Kabhie’. Abhishek has apparently even lost 12 kilos to look his part in the motion picture. This is the third time he will be seen portraying a real-life character on screen after ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ and ‘Guru’. ‘Gustakhiyan” will mark his first collaboration with ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Are you looking forward to Abhishek bringing the tale of the celebrated to life on the silver screen?