Irrfan Khan’s clarification on recent series of news around Gustakhiyan.
Talented actor Irrfan Khan clears the air on the rumours around Gustakhiyan by rubbishing the gossip mongers: “I’m not sure where these rumours are coming from. I was approached for the film almost two years back but since then there’s been no conversation on dates, so how does the question of me not having time or walking out of the film even come from? I think that’s a mystery I would first like to solve that who are these well wishers who are speaking my mind without me even being aware.
Ever since the film Gustakhiyan has been announced its been undergoing many rounds of rumours, first it was in news for SRK and SLB to team up after long 14 years for the film and now for Irrfan Khan walking out of the film…
The film is based on the love story of Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam.The biopic will portray the celebrated life of the poet Sahir. He was born in Ludhiana in 1921 but moved to Lahore before partition. But few years later he came to Mumbai, the reason being his poetry stirred up outrage from Pakistan. Soon after he started working as a lyricist in Indian film industry, he earned two Filmfare Awards for M Sadiq’s ‘Taj Mahal’ and Yash Chopra’s ‘Kabhie Kabhie’. He passed away in 1980.
Amrita Pritam was an Indian writer and poet who wrote in Hindi and Punjabi. She was also the first Punjabi woman poet and novelist in the 20th She received love for her work from across the border in India and Pakistan.