Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has previously directed the 51-year-old actor in 2002 film Devdas
Deepti Naval's play Ek Mulaqat was staged in an auditorium in Delhi on September 20. She played the role of author Amrita Pritam. The play explored the author's relationship with Urdu poet, Sahir Ludhianvi, whose role was played by actor Shekhar Suman
In the film, Sonakshi will reportedly play Amrita Pritam, the poet and author who shared a long and tumultuous relationship with Ludhianvi while Fawad is reportedly being considered for the part of her husband, renowned artist and writer, Imroze.
Actress Kareena Kapoor, who is rumoured to have been roped in to play writer Amrita Pritam in a biopic on legendary Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi, says she is still reading the script of the project.