Mumbai: Desperate for a big hit, Saif Ali Khan is keen to patch up with Vishal Bhardwaj and has been sending feelers to the director to take him back in ‘Dream Sequence’.
Not long back, Saif had walked out of the film, stating that he will do ‘Dream Sequence’ only when Bhardwaj agrees for a barter deal, where the ‘Kaminey’ director would make a film for Saif’s production house Illuminati Film.
Apparently, Bhardwaj did not like Saif’s proposal and as a result, he started looking for his suitable replacement before zeroing on Abhay Deol. However, with Saif once again showing his interest in the film, Bhardwaj is in two minds.
Talking to a daily on Abhay’s state of mind, a source close to the film said, “After Saif walked out, Bhardwaj and Kapoor had zeroed in on Abhay Deol to do Saif`s role. Abhay had gladly consented to it and was also very excited about the same. Now Abhay knows that he is most unlikely to remain in the film.”
When enquired whether Saif is back on board, the source continued, “The tilt is definitely towards Saif.”
Finally, when asked whether Bhardwaj has agreed to fulfil Saif`s barter deal proposal? “Not at all. Bhardwaj was clear about his disagreement even then, and he is clear even now. And now Saif is not stuck on the barter deal anymore. That is a thing of the past,” added the source.
It is believed that Bhardwaj will soon take a final call on the Saif-Abhay confusion.