Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who was kicked up for his upcoming movie with Yash Raj Films, has opted out of the project, primarily due to date issues.
The YRF untitled film, to be directed by Maneesh Sharma, was to feature Shahid Kapoor in the lead. Shahid was signed for the film but as the director fell ill, the shooting schedule was pushed ahead and the actor had to pull out, due to other work commitments.
"It is sad that Shahid Kapoor understandably had to opt out of the film because of the delay...given his packed schedule," director Maneesh Sharma said in a statement here.
With three back-to-back projects in hand, Shahid is unable to readjust the dates for the revised schedule of the film. However, YRF is looking forward to work with Shahid Kapoor on another project, being discussed with him for next year. The makers said they will announce soon the shooting schedule of Maneesh Sharma's film.
Meanwhile, both Maneesh and Jaideep Sahani, who have written the screenplay along with Aditya Chopra, have taken a creative decision to have lip-sync songs, which were earlier not part of the film. "Both Jaideep and I have decided to bring in couple of lip-sync songs which need to be recorded before we go on floors," Maneesh said.