Shahid out of Ranbir's world tour

Jan 23, 2012, 08:33 IST | Hiren Kotwani

Shahid Kapoor has opted out of Ranbir Kapoor's world tour this August, as his next film gets pushed ahead by six months

Ever since its conceptualisation, Ranbir Kapoor's world tour has been in one problem or another. And now Shahid Kapoor has opted out of the tour, preferring to first finish his next film with director Maneesh Sharma.

Shahid Kapoor

Sasha was supposed to join the Rockstar actor in a series of 16 odd concerts across US and some European cities this August.

Sharma's next that was earlier scheduled for February end/ early March has been pushed back to mid-August. Reason: The director has suffered a slipped disc and has been advised rest till July.

Our source says, "Initially, Shahid was to start shooting from end February-early March, and wrap it up by July. That's why, when the Moranis, the organisers of Ranbir's world tour, approached him he agreed to be part of it."

Maneesh Sharma

However, late December the director suffered a slipped disc. "Since Shahid is first committed to this, he can't shoot for it and join Ranbir on the world tour at the same time," revealed our source.

When contacted, the spokesperson at the production house behind the film declined to comment on Shahid being a part of their production helmed by the Ladies vs Ricky Bahl director, but confirmed the latter's back problem.
"Maneesh has a back condition. He's following his doctor's advise of taking it easy and resting," the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, now Shahid isn't too pleased to see his work calendar empty till August. So he's asked his business manager to fix up narrations with some of the directors whose scripts he's considering.
"So from the three-four scripts he was contemplating doing after Maneesh's film, one will be finalised at the earliest."

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