“No one knows him better than me, and the others who did aren’t alive,” said Akhtar about the legendary poet. Lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar thinks no one can do a Sahir Ludhianvi biopic justice other than him. “If there is someone who can write a film on him (Ludhianvi), that is me. No one knows him better than me. And the others who knew him aren’t alive,” said Akhtar in a press con recently. Mumbai Mirror reported that the renowned writer also said: “He was a friend of my father and my mamu’s (maternal uncle); he used to meet with a lot of love and affection. I shared a great bond with him,”. When inquired about his choice to play the veteran poet, he replied, “Any good actor would be the right fit”. That’s diplomatic. While it has been reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is producing a biopic based on Sahir Ludhianvi’s life.