|Yash Chopra’s next directorial venture has started filming. The yet to be titled film has Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead, with Anushka Sharma in a pivotal role.
The movie is being described as an epic romance to be shot in London, Thailand and India. The film will have music by A R Rahman and lyrics by Gulzar.
Yash Chopra who is returning to direction after eight years is directing the Yash Raj film. His last venture was the Shahrukh Khan - Preity Zinta - Rani Mukherjee starrer Veer Zaara in 2004.
Yash Chopra’s son, Uday Chopra had revealed on Twitter that the film would go on the floors on Monday. “Launching my dad's film today with a little pooja at YRF... shoot starts tomorrow with @iamsrk and Katrina Kaif.. Dad directing after Veer- Zaara,” Uday tweeted.
Yash Raj and Shahrukh Khan have had a very successful collaboration, with numerous blockbusters, including Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil to Pagal Hai and Mohabattein.
"Feel extremely happy when I start work with yashji...from the inside. Easy...smiles...happiness...purity of storytelling," Shahrukh had posted on Twitter on Friday.
Anushka Sharma had made her debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and has seen been a Yash Raj favorite. Katrina has been shooting with Salman Khan for Ek Tha Tiger and after shooting with SRK, Katrina Kaif will shoot Dhoom 3 with Aamir Khan. That’s successive movies with the three leading Khans, all with the Yash Raj banner.
This will be the first time SRK and Katrina will be paired together on the silver screen. The film is expected to release on Diwali this year.