Like many other filmmakers, Mira Nair has been tirelessly waiting
for Shahid Kapoor to give his dates for her film The Reluctant
Fundamentalist, an adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin
Hamid's book with the same title. But he tested her patience by not
allotting his dates for the film.
Mira Nair wants to start the shooting of the film early next
year but Shahid hasn't given his dates. This has forced the
director to drop him from the film and look for fresh faces. The
latest we hear is that she has auditioned people like Pratik
Babbar, Ali Zafar and Rehan Khan.
The news is also doing the rounds that the director just can't
wait for Shahid, who is currently busy with Mausam. Making
matters worse, the actor sports a new look in Mausam; and
the role in The Reluctant Fundamentalist also needs a bearded