Ex flame Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor starrer Jab We Met went on to become Imtiaz Ali‘s best film till date. No one can get over Kareena’s portrayal as Geet, which became a path breaking film for her. Today, Jab We Met is nothing less than a cult film if you go to see. However, not many know that the film was to star Bobby Deol in place of Shahid. Yes, the Gupt star was the initial choice of the director to play the serious Aditya Kashyap. But, it was Shahid’s then lady love who suggested Shahid’s name over Bobby’s. Also Read - Kareena Kapoor Khan Opens up on Nepotism Debate, Says 'Instead of Understanding The Situation, People Are in Attack Mode'
In an interview with Huffington Post, Bobby had revealed, “I was also to do Jab We Met. Back then, it was titled Geet. I had seen Socha Na Tha and instantly reached out to Imtiaz saying that he’s an incredible storyteller with a terrific future. I told him that I wanted to work with him and he had the script of (what is now) Jab We Met ready. He was looking for financiers…” Apparently, Bobby had got even contacted a production house who didn’t seem to keen on financing a film that had Imtiaz Ali as the director. However, the Soldier star was in for a shock when he got to know that Imtiaz finalised Kareena and her then boyfriend Shahid for the lead roles in the film and it was named Jab We Met. (ALSO READ: Kareena Kapoor Khan Was Born To Rule As A Style Queen, See This Major Throwback Pic) Also Read - Kareena Kapoor Khan And Clan Comes Together To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan, Alia Bhat Joins Ranbir Kapoor
The news website quoted him as saying,”…Suddenly I read that Ashtavinayak has signed Imtiaz for Jab We Met and Kareena is doing the film! And she had gotten her then boyfriend, Shahid Kapoor to act opposite her. I was like, wow. Quite an industry. We were also to do Highway together but he again did his own thing. But I have no hard feelings against him. He is a great director and doing so well. We’re still friends. But I always tell him: ‘Imtiaz, I won’t watch any of your films until you make one with me. That’ll be your best film’.” Well, what would have been the fate of the film had Bobby really starred in it, we will never know, but one thing’s for sure–Kareena definitely chose Shahid over Bobby and the rest we know is history. Did she change Bobby Deol’s fate forever? What do you think? Let us know in the comments’ section below. Also Read - Ishaan Khatter Says He's Not 'Irked' About Being Recognised as Shahid Kapoor's Brother