Imtiaz Ali’s next with Shahid Kapoor put on the backburner

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    After delivering the biggest flop of his career in the form of ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ (2017), filmmaker Imtiaz Ali was psyched up about beginning his next film with Shahid Kapoor who starred in his biggest blockbuster ‘Jab We Met’ (2007). However, the latest we hear that the project has run into a bottleneck.

    According to some reports, the script of the film is yet to be approved by the producers who are bankrolling the project. “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,” reveals a well-placed source.

    Imtiaz Ali was quite excited about teaming up with Shahid Kapoor again after ‘Jab We Met’. He was waiting for the actor to finish the shooting of his forthcoming film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ before taking his film to the sets. However, with this delay, it seems the director will have to wait a little longer before he can start his next. “Imtiaz and Shahid may return to this project next year or maybe later,” adds the source.

    When Ali’s spokesperson was contacted to get more details on the development, he 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”.

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