Aditya Chopra dumps SRK for Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor is the new blue-eyed boy of Yash Raj Films. After starring in YRF’s Bachna Ae Haseeno and the forthcoming Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year, Ranbir will now star in a film to be directed by Aditya Chopra.
The film will go on the floors early next year. Ranbir was best choice for the forthcoming film as Aditya is ready with his new film’s script. Reportedly, his favourite actor and closest friend Shah Rukh Khan has no available dates for the next two years.
It can be recalled that Shah Rukh Khan had starred in all the three films directed by Aditya, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
A close hand reveals, “Aditya was keen to direct Dhoom 3 however they didn’t finalise a script that Aditya was keen enough to direct. Even Yashji was scheduled to direct a film after Veer-Zaara but that too did not work out. When Aditya realised that Dhoom 3 is not working out as expected and Shah Rukh is already busy with Don 2 and Farah Khan’s film Happy New Year, he wrote this fresh young love story, which will star Ranbir.”
The close hand further adds, “There has been a considerable gap between his three films. Aditya made Mohabbatein five years after Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge while Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was made eight years after Mohabbatein. However, he was very sure that after Rab Ne… he wanted to start his next film soon.”