Jab They Never Met

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Boney Kapoor must be ruing the day he decided to cast Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in the same film. His Milenge Milenge has been knee deep in trouble since it began filming way back in 2004. Initially there were some financial problems, then Salman Khan, who was to make a cameo in it walked out after he had a verbal spat with Shahid. The film was to then release in 2008 (some promos were aired too), but shortly after the success of Jab We Met, Shahid and Kareena who were dating for several years, broke up and refused to dub for the production further stalling its release date.

The film was all set to see the light of day in June this year. However, this Satish Kaushik directed venture seems to have suffered another minor set back after Shahid met Boney and asked him to postpone the release of the film further to avoid it clashing with his other two films – Aditya Chopra’s Badmaash Company and the kiddie flick Paathshala.

Boney has also decided to avoid any potential friction or awkwardness between his lead pair, by insisting that they don’t promote the film together, but rather, individually and at separate events. He feels it is for the betterment of the film – his reasoning being that they will get twice the amount of publicity for it than if the pair promoted the film jointly.

Shahid who has since moved on to become a big star is still quite gung ho about the film even if it has been lying in the cans for nearly six years.

“Yes, I’ll do everything I can to promote it. Of course I’ll do everything in my power to see the film gets properly released. It’s my film,” he said.

Boney Kapoor too remains optimistic about the venture and feels that Shahid and Kareena look great together and the the film still looks fresh.

Here’s hoping for their sake that the film eventually manages to see the light of day and that it does well too.

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