News|July 18, 2012 12:42 pm

Ranbir Kapoor not replacing Hrithik Roshan in ‘Paani’

While Shekhar Kapur likes the talent and ambition of Ranbir Kapoor, he’s not replacing Hrithik Roshan with Ranbir in his movie on water wars, Paani.

Shekhar Kapur is surprised that his casual meeting with Ranbir Kapoor has sparked speculation that the actor will replace Hrithik Roshan in the filmmaker’s ambitious “Paani” project.

Oops! Can’t I meet an actor I like without setting off rounds of speculation? And would anyone be silly enough to give up Hrithik for a film.

tweeted Kapur.

According to reports, the Mr. India filmmaker has been meeting Ranbir Kapoor and considering roping him in for the long-awaited movie, based on water wars.

But Kapur says he just enjoys the young star’s company.

Press asking why I’ve been seen with Ranbir Kapoor. I really enjoy listening to him. Future of Indian Cinema safe in this breed of new stars.

added Shekhar Kapur.