Saif Ali Khan's next shelved due to legal troubles

Saif Ali Khan and Homi Adajania were set to work on a film based on an international project. However, the filmmakers could get the legal rights and the movie is off the shelf for now. This is the second Saif film in recent times to be shelved after a Parineeti Chopra-starrer film was called off.

bollywood Updated: Sep 02, 2014 12:10 IST
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah
Hindustan Times

After successful ­collaborations in the past, with films like Being Cyrus (2005) and Cocktail (2012), director Homi Adajania and actor Saif Ali Khan were set to work together for the third time.

But, we have come to know that the film in question, which was apparently a romantic comedy, has been shelved. It was reported ­earlier that Saif and Homi were planning to shoot the film in Australia in November, and were yet to finalise the female lead.

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"It was based on an ­international script, and Saif and Homi’s team had loved it. They were planning to acquire the rights for the film. But, that didn’t happen as there were many legalities involved. So the makers decided to shelve the project," says a source.

When contacted, Saif confirms the news. "The film is off as of now, since we didn’t get the rights for it," says the Cocktail actor.

This is Saif’s second film that hasn’t materialised in the recent past; the first one was his ­business partner Dinesh Vijan’s directorial venture, which was expected to have Parineeti Chopra opposite him.

Saif, who was last seen in Sajid Khan’s Humshakals, is busy working on other projects right now.

First Published: Sep 02, 2014 12:01 IST