Remember I told you about the new Yash Raj movie which was offered to Abhishek Bachchan for a cameo… and he said no?? Well, it seems like the production house has woken up to the grueling media reports which suggested that the then untitled movie has been put on hold due to the inability of debutant director Anurag Singh to complete it properly.

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The movie, which we now know is titled ‘Haddipa‘, is said to be totally on track and even 60% complete. It is slated to be released somewhere in next year.

“Anurag Singh’s directorial debut starring Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in the lead which is under production since July 2008, has been plagued with incorrect news reports from the outset. Yash Raj Films would like to clarify that the name of the film has not yet been finalized and is slated as per plan for release in 2009. All reports about the involvement of actors other than as mentioned [as lead stars] above are baseless and untrue.”

Well, that seems like one typical official reflex action… many people would agree that there were differences over Singh’s abilities and that Rani was ‘ghost directing’ the movie at one time.

There have been rumors of even a Shahid-Rani fallout in the midst of the shooting which is now refuted by saying that both are ‘very professional’ actors.

We’ll just have to wait and watch to see how the movie turns out to be.

More photos and a video of Shahid Kapoor are below.

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