Shahid Kapoor Was Supposed To Do ‘Bang Bang’!

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It is little known that Siddharth Anand's official remake of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz starrer 'Knight And Day' titled 'Bang Bang' with Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, was a project originally planned with Shahid Kapoor.
It is little known that Siddharth Anand's official remake of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz starrer 'Knight And Day' titled 'Bang Bang' with Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, was a project originally planned with Shahid Kapoor.

MUMBAI: It is little known that Siddharth Anand’s official remake of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz starrer ‘Knight And Day’ titled ‘Bang Bang’ with Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, was a project originally planned with Shahid Kapoor.

We hear that the reason behind this was that as his first action film, Shahid wanted to do an original rather than a remake.

Reveals a source, “Shahid Kapoor opted out of his friend Siddharth Anand’s ‘Bang Bang’. When Shahid decided to do his first action film, he had to make sure the stunts were of the never-before variety. That’s why he waited so long to do an action film.”

Explaining further, “Somewhere down the line Shahid preferred Prabhu’s project (Rambo Rajkumar) as his first attempt at the action genre. ‘Bang Bang’ is a remake of a Tom Cruise actioner ‘Knight and Day’ and Shahid didn’t want his stunts to be compared with Cruise. ‘Rambo Rajkumar’ is an original.”

But is ‘Rambo Rajkumar’ becoming difficult to handle, for the young actor? We hear that the fire accident on the sets of Prabhudheva’s ‘Rambo Rajkumar’ earlier this week here was not as minor as it is being made out to be.

Shahid Kapoor is said to have got burn injuries on his back and hand, and he would need some time to recover fully.

“We were shooting a fire sequence when the chemical used to create the fire went awry. It singed Shahid’s shoulder and hand. It could’ve been worse. Thankfully nothing serious happened,” said an insider, close to the film.

Apparently, Prabhudheva wants the stunts in ‘Rambo Rajkumar’ to be one-up on what Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar did in ‘Wanted’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’, respectively. Hence the shooting sequences are getting more and more dare-devilish.

When contacted, Prabhudheva refrained from commenting on the injury, but he mentioned that he’s taking a break with his two sons. “We’re going to Australia for a holiday. During my vacation with my kids, I’ll also unveil the first look of Girish Taurani’s debut film ‘Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya’,” he said.

[With inputs from IANS]