Before Ranbir and Deepika’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has even released in cinemas, Karan Johar (who is the producer of this film) has stated that the two actors should collaborate again for a future project. “If two actors have an equal creative give and take between them, it translates beautifully on the screen and engages you as an audience member. Ranbir and Deepika must work together again,” said Karan in an interview with the Times of India.
Karan also spoke about their characters and what they will bring to the screen. “Deepika’s character has to show two aspects of her personality — one is scholar Naina, a bookworm who hasn’t had fun or seen enough of life. The other is a more evolved woman. Deepika is someone who can do both.” With regards to Ranbir, Karan said that “Ranbir is a big star and there’s no role he can’t do. Ayan was sure he would be the best actor to play the quintessential lover boy.”
In addition, Karan spoke about Ranbir and Deepika’s emotional investment in the film. “They care enough to contribute together to create magic. Ranbir and Deepika feel strongly for Ayan (Mukerji). Their emotional investment is high.”
Karan said that he is optimistic that the film will do well and acquire a large audience. “Fortunately, we have a good success rate with love stories. SRK-Rani Mukerji in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, SRK-Preity Zinta in Kal Ho Na Ho, Imran Khan-Sonam Kapoor in I Hate Luv Storys, and even the unconventional pairing of Ranbir-Konkona Sen Sharma in Wake Up Sid!, worked for us. Hope love continues to bring us good luck.”
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani releases in cinemas on Friday! Be prepared to watch one of the most awaited films of 2013!