Kunal Kapoor replaces Shahid Kapur in Rohit Shetty's next

Updated on Mar 09, 2007 05:52 PM IST
Kunal Kapoor has replaced Shahid Kapur in Rohit Shetty’s next film. Vajir Singh speaks to the Rang De Basanti star.
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It’s the story of one Kapoor replacing another. Kunal Kapoor replaces Shahid Kapur in Rohit Shetty’s next, for Ramesh Sippy. The yet untitled film also toplines Nana Patekar.

Ask the Rang De Basanti actor if he spoke to Shahid before stepping into his shoes, he replies, “Shahid had opted out of the project much before I stepped into it. I was told that he was having some date problems which is why he couldn’t go ahead with the project.”

Didn’t he think it necessary to speak to Shahid after signing the film?

“I didn’t see any reason for me to call him and say I’ve signed the project,” he replies.

He also insists that he is very finicky when it comes to taking up any project. But as far as Rohit Shetty’s movie is concerned, he didn’t think twice.

“Shetty’s script is awesome. It’s a laugh riot. I immediately decided to be a part of it unlike other projects which I take months to decide.”

On the film, he says, “Even if we manage to justify 50 per cent of what we’ve written, it’s going to be a treat for the audience.”

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