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Sanjay Leela Bhansali wants Alia Bhatt to play Amrita Pritam in Sahir Ludhianvi biopic?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film on Sahir Ludhianvi has been in news for the longest time. The maverick filmmaker, who is riding high on the success of his last release Padmaavat, is set to make a film on poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. While reports are abuzz that Bhansali has almost locked Abhishek Bachchan for the role of Sahir, he is keen to rope in Alia as Amrita Pritam in the film.

Sahir and Amrita's love story has often found its place in poems and songs, and Bhansali wants to bring that aspect on the big screen with his next film.

Earlier, there were rumours of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone playing Amrita in the biopic. While PeeCee opted out, Deepika revealed that she was never offered the film. And now Alia seems to be the biggest contender to play Amrita Pritam in the biopic.

With films like Raazi, Brahmastra, Gully Boy and Kalank in her kitty, Alia is the next big star to look forward to. And according to a report in Deccan Chronicle, Alia is Bhansali's choice for the role of Amrita Pritam.

"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," Bhansali told the daily.

Meanwhile, Alia is begun shooting for Karan Johar's dream project Kalank.

Article Courtesy : Times of India