Last year, there were reports of Shahid Kapoor reuniting with Jab We Met director Imtiaz Ali for another project. This had made fans happy as they were expecting another blockbuster hit after Jab We Met. However, now as per the latest update, that project is not happening anymore. Yes, that’s right!
A source revealed, “Late last year, it was announced that Shahid Kapoor was reuniting with his Jab We Met (2007) director Imtiaz Ali for their second film together. But months have passed and there hasn’t been any development on that front. Eventually, we heard that the collaboration has been postponed because the team couldn’t find the right producers to back it. But now, the buzz is that Shahid has politely excused himself from the movie.”
Another source revealed, “Shahid has opted out of the project. Now, Imtiaz will be making this film with someone else.”
Well, there were also reports about the film being shelved. A source revealed, “The script was a little edgy and even though Shahid loved it, the producers approached were somewhat skeptical about its experimental nature. Shahid and Imtiaz met recently and have decided to keep this film on the backburner for now. Imtiaz and Shahid may return to this project next year or maybe later.”
Shahid was pretty excited to reunite with Imtiaz after all they delivered one of the biggest hits of Shahid’s career. The superstar had quoted, “We are going to do something soon together and I am really excited. I think Imtiaz is a phenomenally talented filmmaker. We made a film together towards the beginning of both our careers and it’s something people still talk about. Jab We Met is very special and to work with the guy, who gave me Aditya Kashyap (the name of his character in the film) and whose work I have loved over the years, will be amazing. It is very exciting and interesting.”
Well, seems we will have to wait for some more time till they find a perfect script to reunite!
On the work front, after winning accolades for his role in Padmaavat, Shahid is currently busy shooting for Batti Gul Meter Chalu opposite his former Haider co-star Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam.