Shekhar Kapur not replacing Hrithik with Ranbir

Updated: Jul 17, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Shekhar Kapur is surprised that his casual meeting with Ranbir Kapoor has sparked speculation that the actor will replace Hrithik Roshan in the filmmaker`s ambitious ‘Paani’ project.

"Oops! Can`t I meet an actor I like without setting of rounds of speculation? And would anyone be silly enough to give up Hrithik for a film," tweeted Kapur.

According to reports, the ‘Mr.India’ filmmaker has been meeting Ranbir and considering roping him in for the long-awaited movie, based on water wars.

But Kapur says he just enjoys the young star`s company.

"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," added Kapur.