Though Shahid maintained before his departure that director Pankaj Kapoor had planned solo sequences with Shahid while waiting for Sonam to return, the fact of the matter is the unit was left with very little to do after Sonam"s fleeting return to Mumbai which was planned well in advance. Says a source, “Shahid didn"t have much shooting to do once Sonam left. So he took off for a secret holiday to London for four days."
A co-actor from the unit lets the cat out of the bag, “I don"t know what Shahid told others. But the truth is, without Sonam there was little he could do for the camera. Mausam is a love story and 90 percent of the time, their scenes are together. With Sonam gone Shahid left for London. For what, we don"t know." Apparently on his return Shahid was teased mercilessly about his “secret rendezvous." Shahid kept quiet about the trip.