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Exclusive: 1st schedule of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil wrapped up in London

Karan and Ranbir during a night shoot at London St. Pancras Station
Karan and Ranbir during a night shoot at London St. Pancras Station

BollyNewsUK can exclusively reveal that the first schedule of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has wrapped up in London, England.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma with guest appearances from Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas. 

The crew was mostly filming indoors during the first schedule here in London, mainly in Shoreditch besides a few scenes which were shot outdoors. Ranbir also filmed at London St. Pancras/Kings Cross station during a night shoot for the highly anticipated upcoming romantic movie.  The same location has previously been used for the filming of movies such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Speaking to press at Aashni+Co’s Bridal and Festive preview recently, costume designer on the film, Manish Malhotra said, “It’s always great to be in London. We are here for Karan Johar’s movie and he is my best friend, so it’s always great to work together. Anushka plays a girl from London in the movie.”

BollyNewsUK can also reveal that the entire crew will be leaving for Paris, France on Sunday where Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will filmed for a few days. Since there is no more work to be done for Ranbir in London, he has moved out of the hotel where the crew is staying to spend some time with girlfriend Katrina Kaif at an undisclosed London hotel. Katrina Kaif has just today joined Ranbir in London from Glasgow where was filming for Baar Baar Dekho. 

The next schedule of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil post Paris will then begin in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria in October.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will only join the team of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in Vienna after the release of her film, Jazbaa. The entire crew, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will then come back to London at the end of October to begin the 2nd London schedule when more of the filming will take place outdoors.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is set to release in UK cinemas next year through 20th Century Fox. Stay tuned to for more updates about the film.

Star India and Dharma Productions form a trail blazer creative partnership

Fox Star StudiosStar India has initiated a path-breaking deal with Dharma Productions to alter the landscape of the world’s largest cinema market, with a first of its kind game changing creative partnership that would see Dharma and Fox Star Studios co-produce and distribute films worldwide.

Star India, India’s leading media and entertainment conglomerate, which has been redefining boundaries in entertainment, sports broadcast and digital content, through Fox Star Studios, India’s premier movie production and distribution company, which is a joint venture between 20th Century Fox and Star India, have partnered with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Bollywood’s most successful creative production house, to form a unique creative and business partnership. The deal is to produce nine films spread over a period of three years.‎

“The Indian film industry is an important market for us and this strategic partnership offers us an excellent opportunity to fundamentally change the content quality paradigm. This venture is the natural step in our progression to create entertaining and eclectic content for a global audience and to grow the business through game-changing innovation in content, marketing and distribution, ” said Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India. “Fox Star is delighted to partner with Karan Johar, a creative visionary and one of the industry’s leading director-producer’s with an impressive line-up of films planned in the coming few years,” he added.

Dharma“Movies for me have always been a blend of artistic and commercial resources. Dharma Productions has always endeavoured to attain the highest form of celluloid excellence and entertain simultaneously. I am glad we have found a partner in Star India and Fox Star Studios for a visionary 9 films alliance,” said Karan Johar. “This partnership will not only be the coming together of two forces who understand the need of the cinematic hour but also work as a unit to increase the footfall strength at the movies and empower other verticals. It’s a new age of cinema and this association is a glorious reflection of the times,” he added.

The venture will provide a much-needed impetus to the Hindi film industry that is witnessing a rapid metamorphosis with audiences becoming more judicious given the varied entertainment preferences accessible to them.

Fox Star and Dharma will collaborate and work towards the entire slate of nine films which boasts of a stellar line up of titles, helmed by the country’s finest actors, directors, including Karan himself. ‎ ‎

20th Century Fox will release upcoming Dharma Productions in UK cinemas starting with Akshay Kumar-Siddharth Malhotra starrer Brother this August. 

Karan Johar’s next directorial, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which will be filmed extensively in the UK this year will also be released worldwide and in UK cinemas through 20th Century Fox in 2016.