I have never said yes or no for `Milan Talkies`: Shahid Kapoor

PTI| Updated: Oct 14, 2013, 17:15 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor has rubbished rumour that he has opted out of Tigmanshu Dhulia`s `Milan Talkies`.

The actor said the film has been offered to him but he has not signed on the dotted line yet.

The Ekta Kapoor-produced film has been the talk of the tinsel town for a while because of speculation regarding its lead actor.

According to grapevine, the film was earlier supposed to star Imran Khan but later Shahid`s name cropped up due to the alleged differences between Imran and Ekta over the marketing of `Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara`.

And then the rift widened so much that Imran was replaced by Shahid. Now, there were reports that Shahid too declined the film.

However, the 32-year-old actor set the record straight and said, "I have never said I am doing this film. So when I have not said yes to the project where does the question of me saying no comes from.

"I have been offered the film but I am yet to decide as there is a process like narration and all. Whenever I sign the film we will make a formal announcement," Shahid told reporters here at an event.

There were reports that Shahid said no because Shraddha Kapoor, who is relatively a newcomer was likely to be paired opposite him but the actor rubbishes that too.

"This is not true as I am doing Vishal Bharadwaj`s next film with her," Shahid said.

The film titled `Haider` is an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare`s trilogy `Hamlet`. It is likely to go on floors by the end of this year and will be shot in Kashmir.

Even Shahid`s leading lady in `R...Rajkumar` Sonakshi Sinha too declined to talk about her reported casting as Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, in Subhash Ghai`s film on the slain Indian prisoner.

"As of now, we haven`t made a formal announcement on this," she said.