After all the hush-hush, the news is finally out that Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Kaminey' starring Shahid Kapur was originally offered to Saif Ali Khan.
Saif was highly excited about the role as Vishal had earlier changed the slope of his career with the role of 'Langda Tyagi' in Omkara; he believed that this time around he would be treated the same way, but talks changed the course midway.
Vishal felt that the role required a younger looking actor like Shahid Kapur. Furthermore, Bharadwaj wanted to take up the challenge of changing the boy-next-door image of Shahid Kapur and presenting him in a new light with the ruggedness of 'Kaminey'.
Looks like Saif's loss was Shahid's gain, and if Bharadwaj can create the same magic with Shahid as he did with Saif,' the chocolate boy's career will soar newer heights, and he might be known for reasons other than his 'fragile heart' or 'changing girlfriends.'