Ranbir Kapoor is the new favourite at 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, says a report in Times of India.
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 and his favourite actor and closest friend Shah Rukh Khan has no available dates for the next two years
Shah Rukh Khan had starred in all the three films directed by Aditya, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Aditya was reportedly keen to direct Dhoom 3 however they didn't finalise a script that Aditya was keen enough to direct. Even Yash Chopra 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 a fresh young love story, which will star Ranbir.
"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."
Aditya consciously wrote a young love story for his forthcoming film, just like DDLJ. He was very clear that he wanted his next to be a bubbly love story. Ranbir fits the bill perfectly and the two are good friends. The rest of the details are yet to be finalised.