Bhansali keen on Bhumi Pednekar for Gustakhiyan?

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Bhansali keen on Bhumi Pednekar for Gustakhiyan?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s search for an actress to play Amrita Pritam in Gustakhiyan is turning out to be a long one.

Earlier, there was buzz about the filmmaker approaching the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor Khan (Bhansali knocks on Kareena’s door for Gustakhiyaan, April 2

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However, on not getting an affirmative response from any of them, SLB, we hear, is now considering Bhumi Pednekar, who won accolades for her confident debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015).

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Says a source, “Bhumi is new, talented and not over-exposed. She's busy with Manmarziyan as of now, but she has met officials from Bhansali's team. Let's hope for the best.”

Bhansali took over
Gustakhiyan a year-and-a-half ago from producer Ashi Dua, who had been struggling to cast the primary characters: Poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi , writer Amrita Pritam and artist-poet Imroz.

When contacted, a member of the National Award-winning director's team said, “Isn't it better to wait for official announcements?”

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