The veteran poet-writer-lyricist will script a film based on the legendary poet, Mirza Ghalib
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra prefers to be in a league of his own, unlike other B-town filmmakers! The director who’s totally engrossed in the making of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag based on the renowned athlete Milkha Singh, has now joined hands with the veteran and highly respected Gulzar to create Mirza, a film which is said to be based on the legendary poet Mirza Ghalib and his love Sahibaan.
It’s learnt that Mehra who’s busy finishing the post production of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has been simultaneously working on this project. And from what we hear, Rakeysh who prefers to write his own scripts, has entrusted the job to Gulzar saab this time around. It’s learnt that Mehra always wanted to work with the Aandhi director and has been waiting for the right opportunity, and it’s a dream come true for him as he has managed to convince the eminent lyricist to write the screenplay of the film. Well, this isn’t the first movie based on Mirza Ghalib. Sohrab Modi produced and directed a film called Mirza Ghalib in 1954 starring Bharat Bhushan as Ghalib and Suraiya as his courtesan.
We are curious to know who’ll relive Mirza and Ghalib on screen in this period love story and do justice to the roles. Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? Or the latest Ranveer Singh-Sonakshi Sinha? Any guesses, peeps?