Deepika to romance Irrfan Khan in Bhansali’s ‘Gustakhiyan’


After ‘Piku’, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan again teamed up together. The couple is coming together for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next project, titled, ‘Gustakhiyan’. The film is based on the real-life romance of literature giants, Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam.

Irrfan Khan will play the male lead protagonist poet Sahir Ludhianvi while Deepika will step into the role of an author Amrita Pritam’s role. Earlier, Priyanka Chopra was roped in to play author Amrita Pritam’s role but it is learnt that Priyanka Chopra walked out of the project.

“Since Priyanka got along very well with Gustakhiyan producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, reports of her playing Amrita Pritam were taken to be authentic. But the truth is, Priyanka is not doing Gustakhiyan,” says a source.

“After Piku where they played a tentative couple, Irrfan and Deepika would get a chance to do a full-fledged romantic film. It would be a terrific follow-up. On the other hand, Irrfan and Priyanka have only done Saat Khoon Maaf together which was a dud at the box office,” ads the source.

Well, it is highly expected that Deepika and Irrfan will again spark on-screen chemistry.