A source told Mumbai Mirror, “After Ajay Devgn said no to MKBKM, Vishal thought Shahid would be a good choice opposite Anushka since their film Badmaash Company was received well by the audiences and critics.
“However, Shahid has refused to be a part of the project since he is busy with Kunal Kohli's film Muqtassar and then Siddharth Anand's remake of Knight and Day.”
Just date problems?
Though the source said that Shahid rejected the offer due to his busy schedule, some may link the refusal to creative differences the two had while making of 'Kaminey' in August 2009.
Shahid and Vishal had not only exchanged bitter words but also came close to blows.
But reports suggest that they are friends again. A source confirmed to The Times of India (TOI), “He really had date issues with MKBKM. He will definitely do Kaminey 2.”
Why Ajay walked out?
So did Ajay also opt out of the MKBKM due to date issues? May be yes. Speculations are rife that 'Singham' hero walked out of Vishal comdey film as dates were clashing with Ashwini Dhir's 'Son Of Sardar.'
However, a source close to Ajay was quoted by TOI as saying that the actor decided to leave the film due to script.
“He had told Vishal to change the script repeatedly but the director didn't agree and finally they decided to part ways, after mutually deciding to make an announcement," the source said.
Ajay is angry over reports that he ditched Vishal, as he was offered more money for 'Son Of Sardar.'