Lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar claims no one can do a Sahir Ludhianvi biopic justice other than him.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is producing a biopic based on Sahir Ludhianvi’s life, cast is not final yet but regarding cast as stars Priyanka Chopra, Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan and even Fawad Khan were supposedly approached by the production house.
On the other hand Javed Akhter says “If there is someone who can write a film on him (Ludhianvi), that is me. No one knows him better than me. And the others who knew him aren’t alive,” said Akhtar in a press con recently.
Mumbai Mirror reported that the renowned writer also said: “He was a friend of my father and my mamu’s(maternal uncle); he used to meet with a lot of love and affection. I shared a great bond with him,”.
When inquired about his choice to play the veteran poet, he replied, “Any good actor would be the right fit”. That’s diplomatic.
The movie is all set to be directed by debutant Jasmeet Reen and will focus on his love life, particularly his relationship with his muse, fellow poet, Amrita Pritam.