Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has slammed the rumours that he has replaced Hrithik Roshan with Ranbir Kapoor in his ambitious project Paani. The speculation were being made after the Oscar-nominated Bollywood director recently had a casual meeting with the Rockstar actor. Shekhar seems to be very upset with the reports.
The disappointed Shekhar Kapoor took to his Twitter page to quash the reports. The Bollywood filmmaker tweeted, "Oops! Can't I meet an actor I like without setting off rounds of speculation? And would anyone be silly enough to give up Hrithik for a film?"
Talking about his meeting with Ranbir Kapor, Shekhar Kapur feels that Indian cinema is in safe hands with new breed of actors. "Press asking why I've been seen with Ranbir Kapoor. I really enjoy listening to him. Future of Indian Cinema safe in this breed of new stars," he added.
However, Shekhar Kapur's upcoming movie Paani is set in 2040 and is all about water wars set in the world of the future and a mega city that has run out of the world's most precious resource. The film will be shot in India and Singapore. The filmmaker had earlier planned to start shooting for it in November, 2011 and release it in the mid of 2012. But it is not clear why the shooting has not begun yet.