Shahid Kapoor was the maker’s first choice for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor

Back in 2009, when Ranbir Kapoor’s romantic comedy-drama film ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ hit the audience, it became quite a rage. The film took Ranbir’s career to new heights and it kept him in the news for a while.

This Rajkumar Santoshi directorial received much love from the audience and Ranbir’s fans can’t stop but praise him for his acting and looks.

No matter how perfect a choice Ranbir looked for the role, but he wasn’t the first choice of the makers for this film.


Actually, actor Shahid Kapoor was first approached for this film.

Shahid had turned down the offer

According to reports, director Rajkumar had approached Shahid to play the lead role in ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’, but Shahid turned down the offer.

He was offered the role of Prem Shankar Sharma, the lead character of the film.


After Shahid declined the offer, Ranbir played the character in the film.

Shahid felt the character resembled Aditya Kashyap from ‘Jab We Met’

Ranbir was so fit in the character of Prem Shankar that the film became a hit. His acting skills gave life to this reel character.

It is said that the reason behind Shahid turning down the offer was because he felt that Prem Shankar’s character was similar to the character he played in ‘Jab We Met’ in 2007.


He played the role of Aditya Kashyap in ‘Jab We Met’. He was seen opposite Kareena Kapoor in this film. It was also a romantic comedy film.

It seems like Shahid had missed a great opportunity to act in a much-loved film directed by Rajkumar. However, after this, he got a chance to work in Rajkumar’s next film ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’. Ileana D’Cruzza was also seen in the film.

‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ became a highlight of Ranbir’s career

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani was one of the most successful films of 2009. The film raised bars for Ranbir in the industry. He also emerged as a romantic hero and made his way into people’s hearts.


He was seen opposite Katrina Kaif for the first time in this film. Salman Khan and Upen Patel were also seen in the film.

The film collected around Rs 104 crore at the box office.

These are Shahid and Ranbir’s upcoming projects

Shahid will be seen playing the role of a cricketer in the sports drama film ‘Jersey’. Apart from this, he will also be seen in the lead role in Shashank Khaitan’s film ‘Yoddha’.


He is also a part of Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bloody Daddy’.

On the other hand, Ranbir is in a discussion about the film ‘Brahmastra’ directed by Ayan Mukerji. The motion poster of this Ranbir-Alia starrer will be out on December 15. After this, he will be seen in Karan Malhotra’s ‘Shamshera’. Ranbir will also be seen in a special song in Vicky Kaushal starrer ‘Mr Lele’.

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