Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani an upcoming 2013 Bollywood romance film directed by Ayan Mukerji under Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles1 who star in their second film together after Bachna Ae Haseeno. Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin will play supporting roles2 The film is said to be a tribute to the cinema of Nasir Hussain, who directed classics such as Dil Deke Dekho3 After initially being aimed for March 2013, the film will now be releasing on 31 May 2013
The film's shooting began on March 20 in Hadimba Temple, Manali. In May, the cast filmed in Udaipur, where Kapoor and Padukone also shot for a romantic song. The unit then shot at Rajasthan which was difficult due to the heat. After filming in Mumbai, Kapoor went alone to Paris, France to shoot a 5 minute long sequence which took 10 days. The shooting took place in August 2012 in a famous street market called Rue Mouffetard. Other important scenes were then shot in Filmistan, Mumbai. On January 26, the crew visited Kashmir to shoot a song sequence and a few scenes with Ranbir, Deepika and the rest of the cast. They filmed at places such as Kongdori in Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar. On February 6, Kapoor and Padukone shot for promotional posters, they will be expected to release mid February.
be composed by Pritam, who is composing the music for a Dharma Productions film for the first time
- Ranbir Kapoor as Bunny
- Deepika Padukone as Naina (Billi)
- Aditya Roy Kapur
- Kalki Koechlin as Aditi
- Evelyn Sharma as Lara
- Mokshad Dodwani as Mehul
- Omar Khan as Dave
- Nupur Joshi
- Sainath Dukkipati
- Poorna Jagannathan in a special appearance
- Rana Daggubati in a special appearance
Ranbir Kapoor was the first to sign the film, and is working under Ayan Mukerji's direction for the second time after Wake Up Sid. For his role in the film, Kapoor will be sporting pierced ears. His character reportedly called Bunny, is that of a travel show host and an ardent traveller.
There was a lot of speculation about the film's leading lady, with Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma being considered. Padukone was eventually chosen for the role as producer Karan Johar and director Ayan Mukerji felt she was the right choice. Reportedly she will portray the role of a sweet girl-next-door named Naina.
Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin have been signed on in pivotal roles. Koechlin will play Aditi who is a happy-go-lucky person and also a tomboy. It was later reported that German-Indian model Evelyn Sharma was signed on for the role of Ranbir Kapoor's initial love interest in the film. Sharma has confirmed that she will play a girly, ditzy character named 'Lara', who is constantly flirting with Kapoor's character.