Deepika Padukone has been Sanjay Leela Bhansali's muse for many films now. After Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela in 2013, Deepika was Bhansali's first choice for his period dramas Bajirao Mastani and now Padmavati too.
So no surprises that Miss Padukone came to Bhansali's rescue after Priyanka Chopra left him in a lurch. According to The Quint report, Deepika Padukone will also be part of Bhansali's Sahir Ludhianvi biopic to be produced by him and directed by Jasmeet Reen. Deepika will be playing the role of famous poetess Amrita Pritam, the role which PC was supposed to play initally.
Abhishek Bachchan who has been doing ensemble films of late will be stepping into the role of a lifetime with this one. He will be playing the role of Sahir. According to the report, Junior B is not even considering any other offers and wants to give his best to this role.