The first Dharma Productions project that came Shahid Kapoor's way was the 2005 movie Kaal, but he couldn't do that. Seven years later he got another offer to work with the filmmaker, and once again he had to let go the opportunity due to date problems. Now he hopes it doesn't take them another seven years to come together.
"In fact, this is the first thing I told Karan. Long back we were supposed to work together and it was seven years before we got another opportunity... I hope it doesn't take us another seven years to work again," the 30-year-old actor said here at the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Male Awards.
Shahid was expected to feature in director Punit Malhotra's next film to be produced by Karan, but the dates clashed with Maneesh Sharma's movie.
"I was really keen to do Punit's film and I was really looking forward to work with Karan. Unfortunately, the dates are clashing and it won't be possible. But I really hope that I get an opportunity to work with Dharma because I have great respect and regard for Karan, who is also a friend," he said.
Talking about Sharma's untitled project, Shahid said: "The film was about to start but then Maneesh broke his back because of that the film got delayed for four months. Now the shooting will start in September. I cannot say anything more than this except that I am very excited about the film."
His father, Pankaj Kapur's directorial debut Mausam was his lone release in 2011. As far as his new films are concerned, he has recently wrapped up Kunal Kohli's tentatively titled Teri Meri Kahaani, in which he has teamed up with Priyanka Chopra.