It must have come as a shock to Saif Ali Khan when Vishal Bharadwaj, after speaking to him about the lead role in Kaminey, eventually sent the role in Shahid Kapur’s direction. The director-actor duo shared a good rapport after the success of Omkara which gave Saif one of his career-best performances. Thus, when Saif heard about the role, he was raring to go. After all, who would say no to a maker of Vishal’s calibre?
However, a strict believer in the division of personal and professional, Vishal eventually went with the better choice for his script. Why Shahid, you ask? Well it is believed that the role required a young actor and the challenge of turning a chocolate boy into what you see now in the promos was something that attracted Vishal instantly!
Well if Kaminey does anything similar to Shahid’s career to what Omkara did for Saif Ali Khan, Shahid will be a golden boy in no time! Only time will tell whether Vishal’s choice was a wise one or not.