According to the buzz Saif Ali Khan has been approached for
Rajkumar Hirani"s next, which is based on Chetan Bhagat"s novel,
Five Point Someone. Vidhu Vinod Chopra will produce the film. Says
a source, “Initially, Shah Rukh Khan had been approached to do the
film, which is based on the lives of three friends who join the
Indian Institute of Technology. But because of the disagreement
between Chopra and Shah Rukh SRK opted out.
So many options
While they were still casting, Hirani met Ranbir Kapoor first at
the Sawaariya premiere and then when Ranbir dropped in at Hirani"s
office but that was all. Hirani hadn"t spoken to Ranbir about the
film at all and it was just a casual meeting. The buzz about Ranbir
signing the film wasn"t true. Abhishek Bachchan was also
Who"s next? The source adds, “Hirani has met Saif and spoken to
him. They are finalising the script and also locking the dates.
Saif and Vidhu have worked before on Parineeta and Eklavya so they
share a good rapport.
Saif also suits the role of one of the three IIT-ians. Right now
Saif, Raju and Vinod are just discussing various factors like the
script. If everything works out then Saif will do the film."
Saif who is currently shooting in Bangkok for Tashan remained
unavailable for comment.
However, when contacted a spokesperson from Vinod Chopra Films
says, “We haven"t approached anybody. We are still in the process
of finalising the script and only when it is ready, will we start
casting for the film. Mr Chopra will then make a formal
announcement for both Raju Hirani and Ram Madhwani"s Talisman,
which already stars Amitabh Bachchan."