Saif Ali Khan and director Siddharth Anand bonded well in two films - Salaam Namaste and Ta Ra Rum Pum and became seemingly inseparable. But Anand has cast childhood friend Ranbir Kapoor in his next movie, though he says he misses working with Saif.
Once Saif had jokingly said he'd "kill" the young film-maker if he made a film without him. So what happens to their tacit mutual agreement to never work separately?
"I know Sid is doing a film with another actor. And I'm already missing him. But the consolation is that we're both working for Aditya Chopra and Yash Raj Films," Saif told IANS.
Saif is about to start shooting for Yash Raj Films' Tashan with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.
"And Sid will start his film soon. So it's like both of us being part of the same family. So maybe I won't miss him that much."
Having said brave things about the parting of ways with the only director Saif claims to share an indelible bond, the actor remarked: "Look I'll will miss him. Maybe we'll be back together with his next project.
"Our last project Ta Ra Rum Pum really worked for us, no matter what some trade pundits say. It has grossed almost Rs 800 million. So it's a hit, right? Who would want to break up a hit pair?"
Except Anand's childhood friend Ranbir! In fact, Anand is so close to Rishi and Neetu Kapoor's son that he named his son after him.
"I guess I'll be missing Saif more than he'll be missing me. I've made only two films and both starred Saif. For the last four years Saif has been a part of my professional as well as personal life. He's more a habit for me than a friend. I'm already missing him."