It all started during the shooting of the film Delhi-6. Rakeysh was clear that Sonam would suit the role of Sahibaan. So, he started calling her Sahibaan. At first, Sonam was uncomfortable on being called Sahibaan but she became curious on learning who she was. It is said that she kept insisting Rakeysh to tell more about her.
Those of you who are wondering who Sahibaan is, read on. Well, it was said that the nine angels that guarded the spheres died on seeing the beauty of Sahibaan when she stepped out into the streets of Punjab. She fell in love with her cousin and childhood playmate named Mirza. They eloped on the day Sahibaan was supposed to marry another man. The rest of the story, well, Rakeysh is going to tell you.
Sonam is going to play the role of Sahibaan but it is not sure who will play Mirza. Rumour has it that Abhishek Bachchan would play Sonam's lover. Rakeysh said that he is yet start writing the story.