Ranbir Kapoor teams up with former girlfriend Deepika Padukone for Ayan Mukerji's 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'.
Produced by Karan Johar and UTV the film also features Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin in the lead roles.
Ranbir teams with director Ayan Mukerji again after 'Wake Up Sid' for this film.
Deepika and Ranbir had featured together in 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' in 2008. At that time the two actors were a couple.
Deepika Padukone plays Naina in the film.
Deepika sports a nerdy look in the film- a stark contrast from her last film 'Cokctail' which had her in a sensuous avatar.
This is Ranbir Kapoor's first film in 2013. The actor was last seen in 'Barfi!' which fetched several awards at various award functions.
Kalki Koechlin's character is called Aditi.
Aditya Roy Kapoor plays Avi in the film.
For his role in the film, Kapoor will be sporting pierced ears. His character is called Bunny who is a travel show host and an ardent traveller.
A still from Ayan Mukerji's 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'.
Talking about the story, Ranbir said, %u201CThis is the story of a guy who grows up from a 21-year-old boy to a 30-year-old man. It’s an urban film with characters that are closer to today’s youth.”
Many heroines were considered for the lead role including Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, but ultimately Deepika was signed for the role.
Many eyebrows were raised when Deepika and Ranbir were signed to play the romantic lead considering the couple's history.
But both the actors maintained that they have no problems working with each other and are friends post break up.
The film has lot of elaborate song and dance sequences- which is a typical feature of a Karan Johar film.
In an interview Ranbir, who earlier worked with Deepika in 'Bachna Ae Haseeno', praised the actress and said, "She is passionate and ambitious. When you come across someone who is as motivated as you are, the experience of working together is terrific. I share a deep comfort level with her."
The film is going to be released on May 31. A still from the film 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'.