Finally Ranbir got Ahmed’s coveted dates, while Shahid shot two of his songs with choreographer Chinni Prakash. However there are no hard feelings between Ahmed and Shahid.
"It is true I had to opt out two songs with Shahid for Kunal Kohli’s film to do the short film with Ranbir. But there was no other way out. Ranbir’s film is a totally new experience. He has narrated an entire love story in four minutes," he said.
"We had to use a 100 Nissan cars, arrange expert drivers from Bangalore and Mumbai…It was an entirely new experience. In fact, Shahid was most co-operative. He advised me to go for the Ranbir project. I felt sorry to see Shahid do the two songs with Chinni Prakashji whom Shahid had never worked with before. But this film with Ranbir was a completely new opportunity for me. I couldn’t let go of it," he added.
Ahmed insists the last-minute opting out has not affected his long-standing friendship with Shahid.
"In fact, I am choreographing another number with Shahid for Kunal Kohli’s film. There are no hard feelings between me and Shahid," he said adding that he’s taking a long sabbatical from choreography.
"I’ve been at it since I was 19. I need a break to spend time with my children," he said.