Dil Dhadakne Do is an upcoming Indian drama film, directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar.
The film features an ensemble cast of Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma, and tells the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise trip. The film is scheduled for release on June 5, 2015.
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The film was first announced as a film based on the brother and sister relationship between Zoya and her brother Farhan Akhtar, she had been working on the script after her 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
The cast consisted of Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. After Ranbir’s date issues were apparent, Akhtar approached Ranveer Singh to play the role of the brother opposite Kareena with Katrina as his love interest.
Kareena had decided to turn down the offer as she was keen to work with cousin-actor Ranbir Kapoor who was replaced by Ranveer.
Actors Madhuri Dixit, Tabu and Raveena Tandon were all considered for the role of Ranveer’s and Priyanka’s mother on screen until Shefali Shah was confirmed.