So what's the reason behind original Manu's replacement? One of the sources reported that Madhavan upped his fee and demanded a whopping price for the sequel. So, the producers felt that they could easily afford a top league star with that kind of money. "The producers don't want to lose their ace. They can easily do without Maddy and find a bigger name for Manu's role," the source said.
Hence, director Anand Rai has been meeting Shahid Kapoor these days. The source told Mumbai mirror that Anand Rai has discussed not one but two scripts with Shahid. He has given the actor a choice to work in either film - Tanu Weds Manu sequel or Ranjhana. Preferably both. "Shahid is currently going through both the scripts. He is still to decide which one he wants to be a part of," added the source.
Shahid's Mausam is doing well currently in box office. Also, Shahid has bagged Tom Cruise's role in the remake of Knight and Day. So Shahid, it seems that your stars are working these days since you are bagging the big-named banners of the industry.