Sonam Kapoor got a chance to work in Mani Ratnam’s next film recently, but she says no to Mani Ratnam because that film is not directing by Mani Ratnam. That film will be directed by his long time associate Shiva.
The film stars Viveik Oberoi. Mani and Shiva felt Sonam was the apt choice and Mani even had a meeting with Sonam about the same. After a couple of more meetings, Sonam politely declined the offer, stating date problems as an issue,” said a source. However, a close friend of Sonam said, “Sonam wanted to work with Mani Ratnam and was excited when she went to meet him. But she was disappointed when she learnt that Mani was offering her Shiva’s film and not his.”
Interestingly, Sonam’s ex-boy friend and co-star of her debut film Saawariya, Ranbir Kapoor, also opted out of Shiva’s film citing the same reasons.