Ranbir Kapoor’s world tour hits roadblock?
Buzz is, the actor is having serious second thoughts about embarking on his much-hyped world tour co-produced by his dad
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 6, 2012)
Ranbir Kapoor’s much anticipated world tour appears to have hit a major roadblock. Going by industry whispers, the tour that was previously scheduled for August-September 2012 has been postponed to a latter date. And, if rumours are to be believed, it may not happen at all this year.
When contacted, Ali Morani from Cineyug, organisers of the tour, was rather evasive, “Things are not yet in place. The tour will happen but I can’t say when. It may not be this year.” Ranbir’s father Rishi Kapoor, who is also the tour’s producer, refused to comment on an obviously sensitive subject.
Apparently, Ranbir had second thoughts about embarking on the tour this year. A source told Mirror, “Ranbir took the call. He wants to concentrate only on films, at least for the time being. Any commitment on the world tour would also mean a lot of dates for rehearsals etc. And a lot of filmmakers have been queuing up for Ranbir to star in their projects after Rockstar. So he has decided he’d rather focus on those. The world tour can wait, at least for now.”
This isn’t the first time the tour has been postponed. Originally slated for July 2010 soon after Raajneeti hit theatres, the tour was put off till after Rockstar saw the light of day, as the father-son duo of Rishi and Ranbir felt it needed some foot-thumping songs to be a success.
The much-awaited tour has indeed gone through multiple changes. Initially, Ranbir, Deepika, Sonam and Shahid were to be on it. Later, Deepika and Sonam were replaced by Priyanka and Katrina. A couple of days ago, Shahid excused himself reportedly because he was miffed with the fact that the tour was being promoted as ‘Ranbir’s World Tour’ and he wasn’t getting enough publicity. In fact while speaking to Mirror, Ali Morani remarked, “Shahid had never given his dates to us.”
Meanwhile, his brother Mohammed Morani said, “Please hum logo ko chhod do. I don’t want to say anything about it.”
As for Ranbir, he chose to be diplomatic saying, “Nothing has been finalised”.
All said, both the Moranis and Ranbir’s stand on this tour seems rather strange considering they were gung-ho about it just a few days ago. One wonders as to what could have gone wrong…
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