The romance between legendary Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi and writer Amrita Pritam will be brought to the big screen in an upcoming film. While rumours are rife that Farhan Akhtar is playing Ludhianvi in the biopic, an industry source has revealed that the makers are trying to rope in Kareena Kapoor to play Pritam. “The biopic revolves around the relationship between Ludhianvi and Pritam. The makers are looking forward to having Kareena on board for Pritam’s role,” says the source.
But Kareena hasn’t signed the film just yet. The actor is taking her time with the script while shooting for her current projects. “She is reading the script whenever she gets a breather in her schedule. She was off to Beirut, Lebanon, to shoot for her cameo in Kabir Khan’s next with Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. Meanwhile, Kareena is yet to finish Punit Malhotra’s Gori Tere Pyaar Mein with Imran Khan,” the source adds.
Ashi Dua, who produced the short-film compilation Bombay Talkies, will produce the project, and the makers are still working on finalising the other key actors. “The film might also have Farhan singing some of Sahir’s immortal lines,” says the source.