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Aditya Chopra returns to direction

Aditya Chopra is all set to direct his third movie with Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan. Hiren Kotwani has the details.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2008 12:07 IST
Hiren Kotwani
Hiren Kotwani
Hindustan Times

Finally, after an eight year gap, Aditya Chopra will return to direction. The last time he directed a movie was Mohabbatein.

According to a source, Chopra has finalised the subject of his third film as a director and is currently working on the final draft of the screenplay.

Sticking to the Chopra banner's staple genre, he will be making a romantic film, "but it will have a dose of action and comedy also," informed the source, adding that Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have been approached to play the leading men.

Playing favourites
Inevitably, Rani Mukherji is playing one of the roles. Preity Zinta is the other name being considered.

Aditya Chopra, the souce said, would start working on the film's pre-production in March in order to shoot around June-July this year.

After Switzerland, Greece seems to have caught the fancy of the Chopras. Their underproduction film Tashan was shot there.

Besides Greece, the other locations will be Australia and Dubai, besides of course the sets of Yash Raj studio in Andheri. Chopra is contemplating releasing his movie in the summer of 2009.