Irrfan’s profession exhibits an impressively broad arc. He performed all the things from a dacoit to a scholar chief. However the one function that he craved to play was that of poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi.

Irrfan had an odd and enduring fascination for Sahir Saab’s poetry and when he heard a movie on the lifetime of Sahir Ludhianvi was being deliberate by producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali he was for the primary time, brazenly covetous, for a component.

“Solely I can play Sahir Ludhianvi,” Irrfan informed me. “I’ve been researching on his life and poetry ceaselessly. I do know the rarest of his songs.”

Have you learnt Sahir has written Mere dil mein aaj kya hai for Laxmikant-Pyarelal? I as soon as requested him.

Irrfan had the grace to confess he didn’t know. He was all the time very trustworthy and didn’t thoughts sounding ignorant if he didn’t know.I don’t know why he by no means obtained to play Sahir. However I hope nobody else does. As a result of each Irrfan’s and Sahir’s ghosts must be answerable to.