Farhan Akhtar, who will start shooting his new production from Jan 7, denies that the film is a sequel to his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai.
Abhishek Kapoor is directing the untitled venture in which Farhan plays the main lead.
"It isn't really a sequel. The genre of the two films is the same. So the two films resemble one another in some details like the bonding among friends. But the story of Abhishek's film is not an extension of my Dil Chahta Hai," Farhan told IANS.
Arjun Rampal has been added to the cast of the film, which also has VJ Luke Kenny, VJ-turned-actor Purab Kohli and Shahana Dasgupta.
Farhan enjoys acting, but not as much as direction.
He said: "I completed The Fakir Of Venice and that was fun. When Abhishek asked me to act in his film, I offered to produce since I like the story so much. I play the lead. I enjoy acting. But I enjoy making movies much more than acting."