The start of Maneesh Sharma’s next directorial untitled film has been postponed. The film was originally scheduled to go on floor this September.
Both Maneesh and Jaideep Sahni, who has written the story and screenplay, along with Aditya Chopra, have taken a creative decision to include lip-sync songs, which were earlier not part of the film.
The unfortunate fallout of this is that Shahid Kapoor, who was to play the lead, has had to pull out because of his other commitments. With three other projects back to back, Shahid is not able to readjust his dates to accommodate the revised schedule.
Maneesh, speaking on behalf of both Jaideep and himself, said: “Both Jaideep and I have decided to bring in a couple of lip-sync songs which will need to be recorded before we can go on floor. However, it is sad that Shahid has understandably had to opt out because of this delay given his packed schedule going forward.”
While this development is a pity, YRF looks forward to working with Shahid Kapoor on another project being discussed with him for next year.