The last movie that Yash Chopra directed was Veer-Zaara, way back in the year 2004. The legendary director of movies like Lamhe, Silsila, and Dil Toh Pagal Hai etc… is all set to break his 7 year long hiatus and get back behind the camera.
The director is set to direct a yet unnamed movie which will star Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The music score will be by A R Rahman and the lyrics will be penned by Gulzar.
This will be the first time that Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif will be paired up on screen. The jodi of Anushka and Shah Rukh has already been seen in the movie ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’.
On his obvious choice of Shah Rukh for the lead, the director said, “Everyone knows that when I make a movie, Shah Rukh will be involved with it. He is like family to YRF and I have always regarded him as one of my own”.
However, the director isn’t sure how his audience will reach to the movie.
"It's been seven years since I directed Veer-Zaara and as I begin work on my new film, I hear my inner voice asking me a lot of questions. Are you sure you want to direct again, you are nearly 80 and the audience is getting younger day by day. Can I really speak from my heart and still expect today's youth to listen to me?” said Chopra.
He also wondered would he be able to inspire and live up to the expectations of his cast and crew.
“Will I be able to live up to the blind faith that Shah Rukh Khan has in me and give him yet another memorable romantic film? Will I be able to present the beautiful Katrina Kaif and the very talented Anushka Sharma in a way they have never been seen before? Will I be able to inspire Rahman and Gulzar bhai enough to create their best work yet?" he wondered.
And also said that he dint have any answers to the questions above. But he said he hopes that audience that have loved and trusted him in last 50 years, continue to do the same.
“The honest answer is... I don't know! All I know is that I'm making a film that I believe in, a film that is about love and nothing else. A film which has an old soul but a young heart. A film which is classic in its look but contemporary in its language. A film which I'm making on one simple faith... the love that my audiences have given to me over the years. They have tolerated my indulgences for the past 50 years, I'm sure they will indulge me one more time”, he said.
The movie is scheduled to release in 2012 around Diwali.