Not dates, Shahid left YRF film because of director?
Mirror finds out the real reason why the actor had to leave the Maneesh Sharma film
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 13, 2012)
He was all set for his third outing with Yash Raj Films in a movie to be directed by Band Baaja Baaraat director, Maneesh Sharma. However, Shahid Kapoor had to opt out at the last minute. The production house reasoned the shooting was delayed and the actor, whose calendar was choc-a-bloc with upcoming projects, had been left with little choice but to leave.
In fact, at the time, Sharma had said he and lyricist Jaideep Sahni wanted to introduce a couple of lip-sync songs that needed to be recorded before the film went on floors. “It is sad that Shahid has understandably had to opt out because of this delay, given his packed schedule forward,” the director had said.
However, a little digging has revealed the real reason for Shahid’s walking out of the film. There were too many creative differences between him and Sharma and finally, they decided not to work together. A source told Mirror, “Maneesh was convinced Shahid would do justice to the script of his film. Initially, Shahid too was excited about the script. But when they started working together, they realised they couldn’t be on the same page most of the time.”
In fact, Shahid hadn’t committed to any other project after Mausam and was totally focussed on Sharma’s film for a while.
“However, there came a point when he just couldn’t agree with Maneesh. And Maneesh just couldn’t take Shahid’s constant feedback and suggestions for modification,” the source said. Shahid will soon start the new films he has signed, starting with Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero followed by Bejoy Nambiar’s film and Prabhu Dheva’s Namak (rumoured title) next year. As for his next big ticket from YRF, the actor will have to wait a while longer. Shahid remained unavailable for comment.