However, it is now clear that Shahid has more or less refused his mother's Nawab Nautanki, without saying an official 'no'. As per Neelima herself, although Shahid loved the script of the film, he was unwilling to act in the movie and so was being evasive. And it is now obvious that he won't be part of the film. She also added that Shahid has not given any reason for the refusal.
For those who are interested, we have the brief outline of Neelima's Nawab Nautanki. The film is about an eccentric Nawab family and what goes on in their household. The movie will have a small-town setting and will focus on four main characters, essentially two males and two females. On the other hand Pankaj Kapoor's film is likely to have Shahid in a really dramatic role.
Whether Shahid works in Neelima's film or not, this real-life story sure has all the ingredients of a family drama potboiler!