A couple of months ago, rumours were swirling around that noted filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and actor Shahid Kapoor were all set to join forces once again after their 2007 blockbuster ‘Jab We Met’, also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan. But before anything concrete could come to the fore, reports came in that the project has been shelved indefinitely. However, Imtiaz Ali has a completely different story to say. The renowned filmmaker has denied planning to reteam with the actor ever after ‘Jab We Met’.
Talking to a popular daily, the ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2008) director said that he never announced a new movie with Shahid Kapoor and hence he has no answer about it being shelved. “I never announced a film. I never said I am making a film. I never said I am working with Shahid Kapoor. So now when people ask me that the film is not happening, I reply, ‘Which film?’ I never said it. Go talk to the person who spoke about it. There’s no truth to it,” he said.
The director goes on to explain why these kinds of baseless rumours will keep coming. “There will be more news like this because the fact is, I keep meeting actors because some of them I have worked with and there are going to be friendships, we meet, there is always going to be some speculation.”
Imtiaz Ali last directed the Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ (2017), which was a box-office failure. Since then there have been various reports about his new project, but the director never confirmed anything. On the production front, he is coming up with ‘Laila Majnu’.