Yash Raj Films’ new project has gone on the floors today
Aditya Chopra’s new production, Ishaqzaade, starring Boney Kapoor’s son Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Parineeti Chopra has commenced shooting. The film is being directed by Habib Faisal – the director of the award-winning film Do Dooni Chaar and writer of the Yash Raj’s blockbuster, Band Baaja Baaraat that made a star out of Ranveer Singh. Ishaqzaade is a YRF style love story, explained thus by the makers: ‘Rising from the ashes of hooliganism and small town clan wars, comes the love story of a passion ignited by hatred. Two people. Born to hate. Destined to love.’ The film’s tagline goes: Ishaqzaade hain jitne fasano mein, milte hain kahan ab jahanon mein. The team: Hemant Chaturvedi (Company – 2002, Maqbool – 2004 and Kurbaan – 2009) is the DOP. Amit Trivedi (National & Filmfare Award for Dev.D and Filmfare Award for Udaan – 2010 and acclaimed musical score for No One Killed Jessica – 2011) is composing the music with lyrics by Kausar Munir (Tashan – 2008). Mukund Gupta, who won the award for Best Production Designer for Do Dooni Chaar, has been roped in. Aarti Bajaj (Do Dooni Chaar – 2010, Jab We Met – 2007, Dev.D – 2009, No One Killed Jessica – 2011, Rockstar – 2011, apart from several others) will be editing the film. Rekha and Chinni Prakash, National Award winners for Jodhaa Akbar and with a long list of outstanding achievements credited to their names over the years, are choreographing the film. And Sham Kaushal, greatly respected and much awarded for Krrish and Kaminey, is the action director.