Abhishek to replace SRK in Gustakhiyaan

Abhishek Bachchan is on a signing spree after a hiatus. After having signed films with Prabhudeva and Priyadarshan, Abhishek Bachchan is set to sign his film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Bhansali produces Gustakhiyaan which is directed by writer Jasmeet K Reen. The film is based on the love story between celebrated Indian poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi and writer Amrita Pritam.

First it was Farhan Akhtar whose name was tossed up to play the male lead. And then Irrfan Khan was being considered. Irrfan backed out of the project and Shah Rukh Khan was being spoken to.

Somehow Shah Rukh is out of the project now because of issues with the heroine Priyanka Chopra and now Abhishek reunites with the girl who he named Piggy Chops – Priyanka.

Abhishek and Priyanka have earlier worked together in the semi hit Bluffmaster for Rohan Sippy and the flop Drona helmed by Goldie Behl.

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