Saif Ali Khan is not doing Vipul Shah's next film, confirms director

FP Staff

Jun,24 2017 14:47 17 IST

In a previous report, Firstpost had suggested that director Vipul Shah had approached Saif Ali Khan to play the role of a doctor, in his upcoming movie based on the issue of drug testing on humans that Shah read up on back in 2009.

Vipul Shah and Saif Ali Khan Images via Facebook

Vipul Shah and Saif Ali Khan
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Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, the director said, “The project kept getting delayed but it’s a story waiting to be told. The facts are real. It’s the story of a doctor who stumbles on this conspiracy which is a work of fiction.”

The Times of India reports that Khan was offered yet another film by Shah over a year ago. However, there were just speculations without any confirmation either from the director or Saif Ali Khan.

Now, Shah has openly falsified the claims of Khan being in the film, and said, "Yes, I will be directing another film soon. It is a film about human drug-testing. But Saif Ali Khan is not in in it," as reported by DNA.

Shah has had a successful stint as a director with films like Aankhen, Waqt and Namaste London. All of them had Akshay Kumar as the main lead. Shah's last directorial venture was in 2010's Action Replay starring Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aditya Roy Kapoor.

Shah has been associated as a producer with films like Holiday, Force and Force 2, Commando and Commando 2, to name a few.

Now, after a gap of seven years and having collaborated with other directors like AR Murugadoss, Abhinay Deo, Nishikanth Kamat, Deven Bhojani and Barnali Ray Shukla, Shah is again planning to sit on the director's seat and he is reported to have pitched the film to Akshay Kumar, according to the Mumbai Mirror report.