Only recently, we told you that Mani Ratnam was all set to direct Ranbir Kapoor for the first time in his next venture Azaan. Now the twist in the tale. We hear that Mani-sir has decided only to produce the film and ask one of his assistants to helm the project. The assistant in question is Shiva, who’s been with Mani-sir for a while. But, Ranbir was not happy with the turn of events. He had signed on only because he would have got a chance to work with the maverick filmmaker. So he’s called it quits.
Last heard, Viveik Oberoi had been signed on!