"Very very very kind of Imran and I'd like to thank him for wishing me luck and I'd like to wish him luck for all his projects,” said Shahid Kapoor in an exclusive video interview with me in response to Imran Khan’s statement in a Mumbai Tabloid on Shahid replacing him in Milan Talkies, “I wish Shahid the very best of luck. He's going to need it." Shahid added, “Having said that I still haven't said yes to Milan Talkies. Yes they (Balaji) have offered me the film and told me that things are not working out between them and Imran. Uske saath film nahin hogi. I really like Tigmanshu as a director. I'll be hearing the script. Ab tak narration nahin liya, main sunoonga aur phir decide karoonga.”
There were talks that Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor were coming together in Milan Talkies but Priyanka told me recently that she hasn’t been approached for the film. “I don't think Priyanka has been (part of the film)." But Priyanka was doing it earlier when it was announced. "Yaar main to kar nahin raha tha picture so pehle kya hua I don't know what has happened in the past. All I know is that they want me to do the film and as far as I know they haven't cast anyone in the film yet." There are reports that the film is starting in October this year. "October mein to mujhe nahin lagta shuru ho payegi but once I hear the script we'll see what happens,” Shahid said hinting that he’s seriously considering Milan Talkies as one of his forthcoming films.
Talking about the films other than Phata Poster Nikhla Hero and Rambo Rajkumar, Shahid said, "I'm doing a film with Vishal Bhardwaj." Is it Kaminey 2? "We will announce it soon." Or is it a take on Hamlet as is the speculation? "Ye sab Paper mein to aa hi raha hai. Just wait for a few days, I'll tell you officially very soon. Let Vishal sir make the announcement.” Vishal Bhardwaj redefined you as an actor with Kaminey and spelt out the possibilities in Shahid Kapoor the actor-with-a-difference. “I'll work with Vishal sir with my eyes shut any time. Unhone jo mujhe Kaminey mein role offer kiya I don't think any director would have had the guts to offer me a role like that when my appearance was so different since I had done films like Jab We Met and Kismat Konnection before Kaminey. For him to think that I could do it, I'll always be grateful to him. He's someone whom I respect immensely. I always feel one has to support people and talent. Success and failure is not important,” Shahid said.