Aditya Chopra, who directed Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, announced his next directorial Befikre on his father and veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra’s 83rd birth anniversary on Sunday.
Karan Johar, who featured in Shah Rukh Khan-starred Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and also shares a strong bond with Aditya, tweeted on Sunday, “Aditya chopra is my mentor and my teacher…nothing makes me happier than to see him doing what he does best!!! #Befikre”.
Aditya chopra is my mentor and my teacher….nothing makes me happier than to see him doing what he does best!!! #Befikre
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 27, 2015
Uday Chopra said it was “a good day”. “Happy birth anniversary dad!! And happy to see my brothers next movie being announced today #Befikre #TodayIsAGoodDay”.
— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 27, 2015
Aditya made the announcement via an e-letter issued to the media on behalf of his home banner Yash Raj Films.
He shared the e-letter, which also features an “imaginary conversation” between Aditya and his father, whom he still considers as his “Go to Guy”. He tweets, “With the blessings of my father, on his 83rd birth anniversary, I’m announcing my next directorial venture after seven years.”
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) September 26, 2015
Aditya admits in the letter that his father always wanted him to direct the “biggest films of YRF” and this new project is “not that”.
He has also shared that Befikre will “probably not” have the potential to be as successful as his earlier films- including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Mohabbatein– but has admitted that he absolutely loves it.
Much has not been revealed about the movie, except its tagline, which reads, -‘Those who dare to love’, indicating that love will be a core element in Aditya’s new film.