Abhishek Bachchan to play lead in this biopic

New Delhi: There were rumours that 'Gustakhiyan' makers are deciding the actor to play the character of the late poet, Sahir Ludhianvi between the names Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. Now, the news has been confirmed that Junior Bachchan will star as the lead character in the movie. 

Sahir is famous for penning lyrics including 'Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon' and 'Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein' which is also an evergreen song from Amitabh Bachchan's movie 'Kabhi Kabhie'. 

On the other hand, Abhishek is working hard for the movie and had lost 12 kilos to fit into the character. 

This will be the first time that Abhishek will work with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.