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Aditya Chopra hunts for a fresh face for his third directorial venture

india Updated: Feb 04, 2008 15:57 IST

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Aditya Chopra, who is set to wear the director's cap again after a hiatus of eight years for his third film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, is looking for a new face to cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

The hunt for a new girl is on for the film, to be produced by Yash Chopra and written by Aditya.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi will go on the floors in May and is scheduled to hit the screens by the year-end.

Aditya gave one of the most successful love stories to Bollywood in his directorial debut Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. This Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer continues its record breaking run in its 13th year at Mumabi's Maratha Mandir.

However, he wasn't lucky the second time. His Mohabbatein (2008), with big names like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, turned turtle at the box office.

After that, Aditya took a conscious break from direction to set up and develop India's first studio model making Yash Raj Films a name to reckon with. In the years that followed, YRF, under the keen eyes of Aditya, produced such blockbusters as Dhoom, Dhoom 2, Hum Tum, Bunty Aur Babli, Salaam Namaste, Fanaa and Chak! De India.

While Aditya was the creative producer in all these films, he wrote the script for father Yash Chopra's 2004 directorial venture Veer-Zaara as well as the stories of other films.

Hopefully, he will recreate the magic of his first film with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.