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Fresh face to romance Ranbir Kapoor?

Makers of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani start hunt for new actor, who will play one of Kapoor’s two love interests in Ayan Mukerji’s next.

bollywood Updated: Jan 05, 2012 14:21 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times

Director Ayan Mukerji’s second film, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, has already caught the attention of the audience, as it will be re-uniting estranged lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone on the screen for the first time post their much-publicised break-up in 2009. But sources suggest that Padukone will not be the only one romancing Kapoor in this film.

The makers are apparently in the process of looking for a fresh face to cast as Kapoor’s second love interest in the romantic film. An insider, who was present at the audition that took place at the Dharma Productions office in Khar on Tuesday, reveals, “They are looking for a new actor to play Ranbir’s love interest. He will be with her when he is abroad in the film. The story looks like it will be a love triangle of sorts.”

Giving a sneak preview of the part, the insider further adds, “The character is called Bunny and she is a modern girl.” Though there is no news of whether the makers are planning to cast another male actor opposite Padukone, the insider insists that this might be a possibility in the future.

Shooting for the film is expected to begin on February 5. Interestingly, Ayan made his directorial debut with Wake Up Sid (2009), which was also produced by Dharma Production and starred Ranbir and Konkona Sen Sharma. This will be Padukone’s first film with Karan Johar’s production company. A major part of the film will be shot in Delhi and its neighbouring areas. It is scheduled to hit theatres by the end of this year.

First Published: Jan 05, 2012 12:37 IST