Of late, filmmakers have been showing an increased interest in pairing actors who are unlikely to be featured together.

Shahid Kapoor and Katrina Kaif can be counted among such pairs.

According to reports, the two have been roped in for "Aankhen 2".

"Aankhen 2 will star Shahid Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. Official announcements will happen soon," Pinkvilla quoted a source as saying.

Director Anees Bazmi, on the other hand, didn't confirm the development saying official announcements will be made in three weeks' time.

"No comments. But one thing is for sure that without Amitabh Bachchan Aankhen 2 cannot be made. There are 2-3 other actors also signed. Official announcements will be made soon about this may be in 15-20 days," he informed the web portal.

However, this Shahid-Katrina story is in stark contrast to what was being reported a few months ago.

Anil Kapoor and John Abraham are two names that very closely associated to the sequel.

"Anil's character is a new one. John and the two other heroes are playing blind characters. He has the energy level of a 24-year old. I had to have him in Aankhen 2," Bazmee told DNA.

Shahid will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj's "Rangoon" alongside Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, Katrina is busy wrapping up Anurag Basu's "Jagga Jasoos" with rumoured boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.