Vishal Bharadwaj was very keen on casting Imran Khan as the lead actor in Kaminey 2, as he thought Imran was a crowd puller. However, after his last disastrous flick Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mondala, Vishal changed his mind. Now, the director is ready to retain the original actor Shahid Kapoor in the sequel of the film.
The filmmaker was asked to confirm the hero of the film ‘Kaminey 2’, to which he said, “Certainly, certainly it will be Shahid Kapoor.”
During the promotions of ‘Matru Ki Bijli ka Mandola’, buzz were doing rounds that Imran Khan was confirmed as the main lead in Kaminey 2.
Imran Khan said, “If the story is good, I would really love to do it. I have seriously enjoyed working with Vishal in his movies. I would love to do another film with him, having said that, I would like to be honest and tell you that we haven’t really spoken about working together in ‘Kaminey 2’. If he would like to work with me, I am happy to work with him.”
However, Vishal rubbished all such rumors saying Imran Khan was never considered for the role and that Shahid was always on his mind to play the lead.
“It is not true at all that Imran was considered. Like most rumours, this one is also not true,” says Vishal.
Kaminey was a super hit and so, Shahid does have a genuine claim to do the sequel as well.