Fardeen Khan evens the score with Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan and Fardeen Khan first worked together in the film ‘Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega’. However recently too the actors were all set to star in Feroz Khan’s remake of his film ‘Qurbani’, now to be titled ‘Kurbani’. Fardeen was slated to enact Feroz’s role while Saif was to enact the role played by Vinod Khanna in the original. Saif first committed to doing the film but unfortunately later opted out of the film citing date issues. Although at the time no ill-feelings were harboured by any of the Khans, it now seems that Fardeen was not happy with Saif walking out of his home production. Now in order to get back at Saif he has decided to walk out of the film also starring Saif that is to be produced by Tips Company and directed by duo Abbas-Mustan.
The film to be produced by Tips was to star Fardeen Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Mallika Sherawat. However now that Fardeen has walked out of the film the producers are on the lookout for a replacement. According to sources “What really upset Fardeen and prompted him to walk out of this film was that Saif first committed to his home production and then later walked out.” According to some sources Saif opted out of ‘Kurbani’ as he was insecure that the film being Fardeen’s home production, Fardeen would obviously get the meatier role, while he would perhaps not get too much scope.
Producer of the film Ramesh Taurani states “It’s true that Fardeen is not doing the film any more. Fardeen expressed that he would not be able to do the film as his dates were clashing with Sajid Khan’s film ‘Hey Baby’ starting at around the same time as this film.” However sources claim this too is just a lame excuse by Fardeen and the real reason is to teach Saif a good lesson. Well both the actor’s attitude seems quite unprofessional and childish. Saif has just begun to make a name for himself in the industry and when word of his unprofessional behaviour goes around many producers and directors may think twice before casting him. And for Fardeen he still has a long way to even carve a niche for himself in bollywood and such heirs will hardly do him any good in the long run.