Shahid Kapoor Walks Out Of The Film With Imtiaz Ali, Rajkummar Rao To Now Replace Him
SYNOPSIS : Imtiaz Ali and Shahid Kapoor announced their second collaboration after the film ‘Jab We Met’. Shahid even expressed how overwhelmed he was to work again with Imtiaz after 10 years. Reportedly, the director has mentioned that like most of his films, this film would also be a travel- oriented film. And subsequently, the movie was scheduled to go on the floors last month. However, nothing of the sorts took place and the ‘Padmaavat’ actor even informed a tabloid that the movie had been postponed for the time being and that everyone would get to see it go on floors only next year.
And now as per the recent reports by a portal, Shahid Kapoor is no more a part of the project. Shahid has reportedly walked out of the film, and reportedly, it’s the ‘Omerta’ actor Rajkummar Rao who would be replacing him as the male lead. A source close to the development confirmed the news to the entertainment portal. The source revealed that Shahid Kapoor was very excited about this film and even gave a look test for this in November, last year. However, the things didn’t fall into place. The source professed that there were some issues with the script and both Shahid and Imtiaz decided to put the movie on the backburner.
However, now Shahid has completely pulled out of the movie. He has told Imtiaz that he cannot do it and has taken up other projects too. As reported, Imtiaz has accepted this decision and there are no ill feelings between the actor and the director. Another source was quoted by the leading entertainment as saying that Imtiaz’s movie is a dual-hero project. So earlier, Shahid Kapoor was cast along with Rajkummar Rao. The source further revealed that now that Sasha is not doing the movie at all, Rao has stepped into Kapoor’s role and the hunt for a replacement for Rao’s original role is on. Meanwhile, Imtiaz is also working on the script and the changes it requires after Shahid Kapoor walking out of it and to suit the personality of Rajkummar Rao. Now only Imtiaz can reveal who is the second lead in the film. On the work front, Shahid, is busy working on ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ and will soon start work on the much-awaited Arjun Reddy remake.