Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who is busy these days with the post production of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has already started planning his next project. His next, titled Mirza – Sahibaan, will be a contemporary love story based on the legendary love story of Mirza and Sahibaan.
Now usually, Mehra prefers to write his own scripts, but this time around, he will be making an exception and has entrusted the job to the legendary lyricist, screenwriter and poet, Gulzar.
According to sources, Mehra has always wanted to work with Gulzar and has been waiting for the right opportunity to work with the veteran poet since he was all of Twenty-Two years old. He had gone to meet Gulzar with a copy of Devdas, all those years ao, and had asked the poet to write a script for it.
Says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, “Gulzar didn’t know me and I just walked up to him, kept the book on his table and said, ‘I want you to write this film for me.’ And now – Twenty-Seven years later, he is actually writing a film for me! It’s a dream come true for me.”
Mirza – Sahibaan will go on floors soon.
Story courtesy: Vaalee Supreet