One man’s loss is another man’s gain, they say. This could not be more true for actor Shahid Kapoor, who has reportedly been roped in to replace Imran Khan in Punit Malhotra‘s next flick after the Delhi Belly dude opted out of the Dharma Productions project as he wanted to focus on Vishal Bhardwaj‘s Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola.
Incidentally, Shahid Kapoor had been approached by Dharma Productions to work in the 2005 film Kaal
However, things had not worked out as Kapoor walked out of the project, allegedly due to differences between Karan Johar and Shahid’s then girlfriend Kareena Kapoor.
in the meanwhile, it has also been learnt that post Mausam, Karan Johar was quite leery about casting Sonam Kapoor in the film opposite Shahid as Johar felt that the pairing would not work. The makers are now reportedly looking around for a fresh face to be paired opposite the Kaminey star.