Recently the news broke out that Shahid Kapoor, who is currently shooting for Shree Narayan Singh’s social-drama Batti Gul Meter Chalu in Tehri, Uttarakhand, also featuring Shraddha Kapoor, will soon star in an Imtiaz Ali directorial and fans couldn’t contain their excitement since the duo was collaborating after almost a decade. Imtiaz had confirmed the news, saying, “The film is a human story. It’s set in one place. If I can tell you one thing, it would be that it is not a travel-oriented film, which is a good thing for me.”
Reportedly, Shahid and Imtiaz were to reunite for yet another love story (after 2007 blockbuster Jab We Met) that was to go on floors this year as the actor is currently busy shooting for Batti Gul Meter Chalu, however, the latest reports suggest that Imtiaz Ali’s film has been put on the backburner. Yes, you read that right. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the project has been put on the backburner due to creative differences within the team over the script.
In a statement to the daily, 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,” adding that, “Imtiaz and Shahid may return to this project next year or maybe later.” ALSO READ: Did Shahid Kapoor’s Latest Tweet Just Reveal That All Is Well Between Him And Padmaavat Co-Star Ranveer Singh?
Latest reports also suggest that Imtiaz Ali, who is currently holidaying in the Maldives, is now looking to start work on a new script after he returns. Meanwhile, Shahid, who had blocked his dates for Imtiaz’s rom-com as he was to start shooting for the film immediately after wrapping up the current project, is also reading other scripts as this one has been put on the backburner. Talking about Imtiaz’s next film, the filmmaker’s spokesperson told the daily, “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.” Watch this space for further updates.