Shelving plans of making a bio-pic on the life of the Bollywood stunt queen 'Fearless Nadia', Vishal Bhardwaj has now embarked on another more contemporary cinematic journey. After making a pain-lashed Shakespearean love story with Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor, he has now moved on to Kareena's ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor and her arch- rival, Priyanka Chopra, for a full-on feel-good love story.
However, contrary to reports, Vishal's film is NOT a new version of Romeo&Juliet. "People would love to see me complete my Shakespearean trilogy after Macbeth (Maqbool) and Hamlet (Omkara). But I'm not doing Romeo&Juliet," says Vishal. While Shahid is confirmed, Priyanka is currently shooting in Miami for Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana is still in talks. She is expected to give her nod when she returns to Mumbai in May.
For the boyish Shahid, the shortage of leading ladies after Kareena's departure acquires an interesting twist with co-stars as varied as Vidya Balan, Jiah Khan and now Priyanka Chopra coming up besides him in the next few months.