Priyanka Chopra is working under her home production house Purple Pebble Pictures along with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his upcoming film Gustakhiyan and will also be seen opposite Irrfan Khan in the film in the lead role.
Irrfan Khan to essay the role of a controversial poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhainvi in the biopic film. The film is written by Subhash k. Jha. Irrfan Khan who has been familiar with the poems written by Ludhainvi said that he won't have to explore much about him as he has been following his poetry and reading them during his growing years.
Currently Sanjay Leela Bhansali is busy with his upcoming period film Padmavati which is due for its release in November this year after which he will take on this new project.
Gustakhiyan will not be directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali but by a debutante Jasmeet Reen. A story about a blow-hot-blow-cold relationship between the author Amrita Pritam and the iconic poet Sahir Ludhainvi with an association between them that lasted over 40 years. Bhansali felt Priyanka suited Amrita Pritam's role well and Irrfan Khan was always his first choice to play Sahir.