Shahid Kapoor-Imtiaz Ali next joint venture is not a sequel to 'Jab We Met'

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After being inundated with heart-felt messages and good wishes for his mind-boggling performance in 'Padmaavat', B-town dancing sensation Shahid Kapoor is all geared up for his next joint project with Imtiaz Ali.

While speculations had been rife about Shahid and Imtiaz joining hands for a sequel to their 2007 hit 'Jab We Met', the 'Udta Punjab' star has squashed the rumours.

Ever since the project was announced, there were reports that the film will be an 'organic' sequel to 'Jab We  Met', which featured Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

"There is nothing to do with 'Jab We Met' and in this film I don't look sad! We will make another good film. Why do we live in the past? It ('Jab We Met') has already been done. So no, (this isn't a sequel)," PTI quoted Shahid in a group interview.

The director-actor duo will start working on the project next year after Shahid Kapoor wraps up Shree Narayan Singh's "Batti Gull Meter Chalu".

The 'Padmaavat' star, who is currently shooting for the film, says as an actor his goal is to constantly try and do different roles.

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"It's not about performing better or worse, it's about (being) different. That's the operative word for me. I would like to do different things. Every film, every role offers you different opportunities, you have to be true to that," he said.

"You should never bring your personal aspirations into what is required from a film."

Earlier, on Friday, Shahid took to photo-blogging site Instagram and shared his first look from the sets of 'Batti Gull Meter Chalu'.

In the movie, Shahid is playing a lawyer from a small town in the film.

"'Batti...' will be very different from my 'Padmaavat' character of Rawal Ratan Singh. I'm thankful if people think the bar (of performance) has been raised. I need to raise it every time," Shahid was quoted while talking about the flick.

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Also starring Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles, the Shree Narayan directorial will hit the screens August 31, 2018. Produced by Prernaa Arora the Indian comedy drama addresses the issues of electricity bills.

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