Alia Bhatt to play the role of Amrita Pritam in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film based on famous poet Sahir Ludhianvi has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. According to reports, Alia Bhatt is Bhansali’s “most prominent choice” for Amrita Pritam's character.
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film based on famous poet Sahir Ludhianvi has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. After a lot of speculations around the male lead, Abhishek Bachchan has reportedly given his nod to the movie. 

Abhishek will be slipping into the role of the legendary poet, who is best remembered for his songs like Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Woh Kahaan Hai (Pyaasa) and Woh Subah Kabhi Toh Aayegi (Phir Subah Hogi), Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon, Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein and others.

However, the female lead to essay the role of Amrita Pritam, who is Sahir’s long-standing companion and soul-mate, is yet to be finalised. According to reports, Alia Bhatt is Bhansali’s “most prominent choice” for Amrita’s character.

Talking about Alia, Bhansali told a leading daily, “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.”

Interestingly, Alia had auditioned for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black to reprise the role of young Rani Mukerji which was later played by Ayesha Kapur. 

Meanwhile, Alia is currently busy promoting her upcoming film Raazi where she plays an Indian spy called Sehmat. The film also stars Vicky Kaushal and is all set to release on May 11, 2018. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, the movie is based on Harinder Sikka’s book Calling Sehmat, a fictionalised take on the real story of an Indian woman who married a Pakistani man to spy for India. 

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If alia is gonna be amritha then take ishan khattar to play sahir , bcz sahir was younger dan amrita .... n Ab jr vl luk like her grandpa ....wtf lol.this role is to be done by rani , vidya ,priyanka not by alia plsss . Ranveer n priyanka wud b d most appropriate casting

These actress are better suited for the role of Amrita.
Vidya Balan
Priyanka Chopra
Kangana
Anushka
Sonakshi
please appreciate the talent and cast right actors . I do not know why each film maker
is getting so crazy about Alia. We like to see different actresses getting a chance.

Cast Hrithik n Kareena. Chemistry will be out of the charts!

Hope he casts Hrithik n Alia! Loved their camaraderie during Filmfare style awards. Very cute n fascinating pair.

Why not just make a film with Alia as the lead actress, Lead hero, the supporting cast and even the extras?
WHY NOT, BOLLYWOOD?! Since she is the "best" actor Indian Cinema has EVER come across.
Grrrr... SO SICK of seeing her everywhere!!!!!!

Sanjay Bhansali just lost it. This caste will not be appreciated.

she may become a superstar...but she will never be a true superstar in my eyes. so overrated! there are other actresses more talented than her. her journey was expected as an actress becuse of karan johar. only actress to appear on kwk twice in the same season. smh. i dont want to see her in this role...diont feel she is suited.

is she the only good actress in bollywood? dissappointed in SLB. from deepika to priyanka...to alia. what a downgrade.

i will be pissed if she is cast. get parineeti chopra! someone else. parineeti would rock if she was in a role like this

If Abhishek is playing Sahir Ludhianvi, then this casting is completely wrong. Apart frommthe fact that Alia is way too young for Abhishek, they're both the wrong ages to play these people. Amrita Pritam was born in 1919 and Sahir Ludhianvi was born in 1921.

Now the limit has been crossed. Can this girl just go away for some time??

Seriously, this is the worst idea SLB has had recently. Alia looks like a kid, and agreed she can act, but I don't think she'll come across as a passionate poetic WOMAN. You need to look like a mature woman, especially next to AB baby.

I think everyone in Bollywood should do a SLB period film at one time in their life.

Please give Aditi a break !

Alia is Perfect, this going to be epic and a all time classic movie , can't wait:)))!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey not take Kangana...Alia can't act to save her life

Dunno, seems everyone is trying to get linked up with SLB right now. I guess we wait for official announcements from him. I rather he did some pirate movie with Ranveer- he'd suit such a role.. a crazy pirate Indian adventure.. wouldn't that be fun?

Even I would be confident if my godfather would sign me in every single movie or get me movies or just promote me on every single freacking plattform and make people praise me as a person and actor on his TV show...I mean come on wth

Yes ruin Bollywood completely for us

For a role of Amrita Vidhya Balan will be perfect. Priyanka will be a good choice too.
Lot of Politics in Bollywood. Sanjay knows Razzi will be appreciated and Strike it when it s hot. He knows Alia will be talked about so cast Alia.

Why people in Bollywood do not appreciate talent. Lot of tlanted actress are here now.
In the past Lara Datta, & Diya Mirza besides being talented lost movies because of Bollywood Politics.

SLB can only make over the top melodramas. Doesn't matter who he casts it'll be a horrible movie.

Even tiny little countries like Japan, S.korea and Taiwan have more working actors than we do. Logon ki kami hai kya iss desh mein? Why do producers keep recycling the same 5 people for every movie ever??

kitne movies karti ho yar Alia? Hum audience ke haalat baare me bhi socho.. Bar bar tumhe hi dekha padega ..this Bollywood people sign one actress again and againd don't search for new talented people that's why we don't recognize ourselves in global map

Again Alia?? How many movies will you sign with her? India is 125 billions people country can't you find an actress that everyone is signing Alia?You copy everything from west why don't you copy their mindset of working with new talented people?

Stop it!!! JUST STOP!! I agree she is good but not as good that she will be chosen for every movie ever.

Such a bad news for the morning

LOL, is all can say about this news, I think I will wait for Alia to do the bio epic on Indra Gahandi!

LOL

hahahaha

Why not Priya

Alia as Amrita? Please organise intervention so that SLB can be shipped to rehab.

Why he is not thinking of parineeti Chopra or kangana or radikha apte or bhumi or rani mukherjee or Aiswarya. Shame on SLB to go with nepo kids . First of all these nepo kids got hand ful of offers, there are so many brilliant talented actress some of the names mentioned above should be considered. Bollywood is so biased and fully became a family business. There is no value of real art. He last 3 movies were really good and his direction too changed . He shifted from musical drama to period drama come war drama. He started using actions from Ramleela. Because he choose Ranveer, deepika , priyanka, they all were terrific actors. But lo looks like he need a very soon sawariya or guzarish result to understands the real talent value.

Ugh, why not Vidya Balan!!

how many films is he making. rumors of shiva trilogy with ranveer & dp, then the movie with srk, then hrithik prince movie and now this. bhai everybody's PR needs to chill TF out.

Lol

Alia is a good actress please stop with this nepotism

This is so weird, Alia is a total miscast, she is too young to play this role, how about Kangana or Vidya, yes Vidya needs to reduce weight but she will be perfect.

publicity.

How many films is SLB directing/producing that all these actors are doing his next. Lol..

How many articles on SLB coming up? Irrfan, SRK, Abhishek, Sonu Totti guy. Now Alia. Add to it the 3 film deal of DP - Ranveer rumor. Personally, I like Hrithik - Bhansali one

priyanka/aditi/pari would be perfect they have the ada also will look perfect with abhi. Alia has no ada also talk about an odd pair alia/abhi oh come also alia talk likes a high speed train she cant pull off some like Amrita Pritam with grace

oh come on pari or priyanka would be perfect for this role. Alia with abhi is such a mismatch

But her voice is so ANNOYING!

Abhi-Alia. He's 40 and she's 25. It's probably a mismatch. I mean, SRK still luvs his Anu and Aamir luvs his Fatima, and that age gap is bigger, but still.

That's because Alia looks like a 15 year old kid. Anu and Fatima looks like grown adults.

I was right, everyone is linking their name to SLB right now, even Alia. And she has like 50 movies right now.

ALIA AGAIN! What happened to Priyanka?

Priyanka is busy playing 10 minute roles.

Hahahahahahahahahaha !

PeeScilla you know what happens when you laugh too hard.

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