Imtiaz Ali’s next film with Shahid Kapoor kept on backburner
Director Imtiaz Ali gave us one of the most memorable films in JAB WE MET a decade earlier with Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor who looked like a perfect on screen pair and it seemed like the director had found the cinematic gold in actor pairing.
The director was once again set to feature Shahid Kapoor in his next film which was scheduled to start in April as soon as Shahid was done with BATTI GUL METER CHALU, but there seems to be a difficulty as the actor is now reading other scripts because the Imtiaz Ali project still needed more time a source quoted, “Shahid and Imtiaz may return to this project next year or maybe later.”
A spokesperson for Imtiaz said,” Imtiaz hasn’t made an official announcement about his next film or its cast. When he is ready to do so he will make the requisite announcement.”
Shahid is currently wrapping up the shoot for Shree Narayan Singh’s BATTI GUL METER CHALU along with Sharaddha Kapoor.
It will be fascinating to see what Shahid Kapoor signs for since the Imtiaz Ali project is being delayed and looking at his past filmography which includes iconic roles in HAIDER, PADMAVAAT and UDTA PUNJAB we can be certain that he won’t just attach himself to anything that comes his way.
It remains to be seen what Imtiaz has in store for us next after JAB HARRY MET SEJAL bombed at the box office, hopefully we’ll see him weave his magic again.