Just a few days ago, the news of Shahid Kapoor to join Karan Johar in director Shashank Khaitan’s upcoming ‘Yoddha’ had come, but then now the recent reports suggest that the actor was not the first choice for this project. Actor Ranbir Kapoor was approached first by the director to set him opposite Disha Patani in this romance-action film, as put by Filmfare. But the actor turned down the idea which roped in Shahid Kapoor who after reading the script excitedly accepted the offer.
The reason for which Ranbir said no to this assignment is not yet revealed. However, its speculated that the actor is about to start his shoot for Luv Ranjan’s next film along with Shraddha Kapoor. For Yoddha, Disha Patani has also been approached for the female lead. Shahid Kapoor shall start to shoot for Khaitan’s film around next year only after he completes his work for the film ‘Jersey’ which is adapted from a Telugu film under the same title.