Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will headline Yash Chopra's upcoming romance drama, producers Yash Raj Films (YRF) announced on Monday, June 27.
Katrina Kaif will be paired with Shah Rukh Khan for the first time; Anushka Sharma debuted in Bollywood opposite Shah Rukh in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, also produced by YRF.
YRF earlier announced that Gulzar will pen the lyrics and Oscar winner AR Rahman will score its music.
"It's been 7 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 years old 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? Will I be able to live up to the blind faith that Shahrukh 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?
The honest answer isâ€¦ 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."
The tentative date for the film's release: Diwali 2012.