Saif Ali Khan who has been going through a rough patch in his career is expected to bounce back with producer Sajid Nadiadwala's espionage thriller Phantom which is opening in August. So impressed is Sajid with Saif's dedication in Phantom that he has signed him to play one of the leads in a film that Vishal Bhardwaj will direct for Nadiadwala.
Shahid Kapoor, who is Bhardwaj's favourite and has never worked with Nadiadwala, has also been roped in for the project which according to sources is a story of two friends who fall apart in the course of time.
While the leading lady for the film is yet to be decided, it is understood that Saif and Shahid will be required to undergo a period of orientation together, as they have shared a bitter past. For those who came in late Shahid was in an intense relationship with the current Mrs. Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, when she went on a outdoor location with her co-star Saif Ali Khan to Ladakh. When she returned, everything had changed.