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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Next To Be On Poet-Lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi

Indian filmmaker and now theater director Sanjay Leela Bhansali answers a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Paris, Tuesday March 18, 2008. "Padmavati," currently playing at Paris' gilded Theatre du Chatelet, is not your typical operatic fare. It's equal parts straight-laced European opera and Bollywood blowout, with a cast that includes a top French mezzo-soprano, scores of classical Indian dancers and a live tiger. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

MUMBAI -- After the stupendous success of his last film Bajirao Mastani(2015), director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to commence work his next project based on noted poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi.

The film titled Gustakhiyan will be produced under his banner Bhansali Productions.

"Sahir's pride, poetry and fragility influenced not just me but the entire film industry. He lived with his mother. His love story remained incomplete and the pain he suffered helped him create something magical," Bhansali said in a statement here.

"I feel an affinity to him, he's influenced all my protagonists, right up to Bajirao, none of whom were satiated in love," he said.

The filmmaker is yet to announce other details about the project including the star cast.

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