Bobby Deol recently gave an interview to a publication where he made some heartfelt revelations. According to a report in Mid-day, one of the things that Bobby revealed was that he was supposed to star in Jab We Met, but was apparently cheated out of the role!
He was quoted saying, “I was also to do Jab We Met. Back then, it was titled Geet. I had seen Socha Na Tha and instantly reached out to Imtiaz saying that he’s an incredible storyteller with a terrific future. I told him that I wanted to work with him and he had the script of Jab We Met ready. He was looking for financiers…”
Bobby added that the production house he approached didn’t want Imtiaz Ali and Kareena Kapoor wasn’t interested in it. Then he came to know that Shahid Kapoor and Kareena had been signed for the film.
He added, “…Suddenly I read that Ashtavinayak has signed Imtiaz for Jab We Met and Kareena is doing the film! And she had gotten her then boyfriend, Shahid Kapoor to act opposite her. I was like, wow. Quite an industry. We were also to do Highway together but he again did his own thing.”
But Bobby also said that he is not bitter about his experiences and has moved on. “Imtiaz is a great director and doing so well. We’re still friends. But I always tell him: ‘Imtiaz, I won’t watch any of your films until you make one with me. That’ll be your best film,” he added.