Did Shahid want Genelia dumped for Priyanka?

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 09, 2009 08:11 hrs

Just days after the dust settled on the ‘Genelia D'Souza replacing Jiah Khan’ controversy, Ken Ghosh’s new light-hearted musical entertainer has attracted another one. Apparently, Shahid Kapur is upset with the director’s selection of heroine and wants his 'good friend' Priyanka Chopra to be paired opposite him in the film.

"Wow, it's amazing how imaginative people can be," says Ken. "First there were rumours that the film's title was Yahoo, then came the so-called controversy about Jiah being replaced with Genelia. Now they are saying Shahid is upset with me because Priyanka is not the heroine. What's going to be next is what I’d like to know!"

On the contrary, Ken is ecstatic with the way shooting has progressed. "In these times, when we are searching for that quintessential romantic 'jodi' in Bollywood, Shahid and Genelia may well fill the void. They both complement each other quite well,” he says.

Even though Ken is excited about the newest romantic 'jodi', rumourmongers are having a field day. According to them, Shahid is incommunicado on the sets and is sulking because Priyanka is not there. This, allegedly, is making Genelia feel left out.

"Please come to the sets and witness the kind of fun that we are having during our shoot," says Ken. "Sorry to disappoint those who wish ill for the film, but the fact is that Shahid, Genelia and I are the awesome threesome. We are having a blast on the sets."

So how was his experience with Shahid and Genelia? "I am very happy that Genelia came on board and Shahid, too, is equally glad," says Ken, "As I have stated earlier, the female character changed and there was a certain energy I wanted from my new leading lady. I am getting from Genelia since she has caught the nuances of her character so well."

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