Till now, Shahrukh has been known to be the favorite actor of Yash Raj camp. But like all good things, this partnership has to come to an end too.
SRK is known to be the lucky mascot for YRF. They have done many films with the King of Bollywood and have together had many successful runs at the box office. In fact, Aditya Chopra has directed 3 films in all and each is with his very good friend Shahrukh Khan. Aditya began his directing career with Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and followed it up with Mohabbatein 5 years later. It took him another 8 years to come up with his 3rd film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
It is well known that Aditya wanted to follow RNBDJ with Dhoom 3, again with his favorite SRK in the lead. But sadly YRF has not yet finalized a script for Dhoom 3. Also, Shahrukh has no free dates for the next 2 years. Aditya is now in no mood to wait for so long to direct his 4th film. So he has written a new romance script, a fresh young love story. Reportedly, Ranbir Kapoor has been roped in to play the young romantic lead.
This will be the third film that YRF does with Ranbir. They have earlier cast him in Bachna Ae Haseeno, which was a big hit. Currently, they are working on Rocket Singh, Salesman Of The Year, with Ranbir in the lead. So Aditya’s next will be the third film that Ranbir does with YRF.
Yash Raj Films is undoubtedly the most prestigious production studio in Bollywood. Every actor aspires to have at least one YRF film to his/her credit. The YRF stamp can change luck overnight for any aspiring actor or actress. Till now, SRK was seen as the face of Yash Raj Studios. But it seems that things are slowly changing. Just like all other producers vying for fresh young faces, YRF is also looking at casting newbies. So, is Ranbir the new face of YRF? Has SRK been replaced?