In the past, it was said that Shahid had serious differences with Priyadarshan (Chup Chup Ke), Aziz Mirza (Kismat Konnection), Vishal Bhardwaj (Kaminey), Anurag Singh (Dil Bole Hadippa) and Ken Ghosh (Chance Pe Dance). Is he difficult to work with? "Isn't it strange that people ask this question every time my movie is complete? I am asked to clarify if the director and I see eye to eye… It amuses me no end," Shahid smiles.
Reportedly, Shahid and Parmeet Sethi, the actor who makes his directorial debut with Badmaash Company, had difference of opinion over the climax of the film. "All discussions took place while we were in the (script) reading stages. If any changes were to be made, they had to be implemented before we began filming. Yes, I did express my opinion to Adi (Chopra) and Parmeet about a certain portion in the film. They agreed because they were convinced about it. But there were no issues when we began filming," Shahid clarifies. Shahid feels that Parmeet is a supremely talented director. "I am glad I agreed to work in Badmaash Company. Parmeet is a fine storyteller. In fact, I keep wondering, why didn't he take to direction earlier? Direction is his true calling," Shahid states.
There's also talk that Badmaash Company is the newer, updated version of Bunty Aur Babli. True? Shahid laughs, "I've heard this one too, but I am just going to say just this. Watch Badmaash Company to know the difference. Frankly, why would anyone want to remake a successful film that's still so fresh in the minds of the audience? Badmaash Company is not similar to any film. Not Bunty Aur Babli for sure."