After the success of Paan Sing Tomar, biopics seem to
be the flavour of the season. Yesterday we had a story
that said Tigmanshu Dhulia was making a biopic of Begum
Samru with Rani Mukerji.
has now come to light that Mudassar Aziz is set to direct
a biopic on the life of the renowned Punjabi poet Shiv
Kumar Batalvi produced by Sunil Bohra.
film will revolve around the poets troubled love
life and will be helmed by Mudassar Aziz. Casting for
the film is yet to take place. Batalvis
poems have been an inspiration for many and Batalvi
Sahab is loved across borders, in India as well as Pakistan.
He was one of the most romantic poets and what can be
a bigger tribute than a film on his own love story that
ended tragically though, said Bohra in a statement.
was the youngest recipient of Sahitya Akademy Award
for his epic verse play, Loona. After he couldnt
marry the girl he loved deeply, he took to alcoholism.
he married another girl chosen by his family, who
he thought resembled his love. Batalvi died due to
chronic alcoholism at 35.
lyrics of Batalvis famous poem, Ajj Din Chadeya
Tere Rang Varga, were used in a song from actor-producer
Saif Ali Khans film, Love Aaj Kal.