Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani was supposed to star Shahid Kapoor instead of Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif might have parted ways but their fans still cherished the first time they came together for the film, ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani’. The film was loved by the audience and the critics alike and was a hit at the box-office. However, did you know that it was not Ranbir Kapoor but Shahid Kapoor who was first approached for the film? Yes, you read it right! According to reports, filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi had first approached Shahid for the lead role of ‘Prem Shankar Sharma’ in the film. However, Shahid felt that the character of Prem Shankar Sharma is similar to that of Aditya Kashyap that he played in ‘Jab We Met’.So he declined the offer. The director then offered the role to Ranbir. While this marked Ranbir and Katrina’s first venture together, Rajkumar Santoshi and Shahi Kapoor went on to work with ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ which also starred Ileana D’Cruz in the female lead role. Meanwhile, on the work front, Shahid, who is self-quarantined at home, is eagerly waiting to resume the shooting of his upcoming film, ‘Jersey’. The movie is an official remake of the latest hit Telugu film by the same name. It also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles. Ranbir, on the other hand, will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’ along with his ladylove Alia Bhatt. The movie boasts of an ensemble star cast that includes, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Dimple Kapadia, and Mouni Roy. Reports are also rife that Shah Rukh Khan will also be seen playing a special cameo in the fantasy drama. It is slated to hit the theatres on December 4, 2020.

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