Film Description :-
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (English: This Heart is Complicated) is a 2016 upcoming Indian Hindi romantic drama film written and directed by Karan Johar. It features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. It is scheduled for release on 28 October 2016 on the Diwali weekend.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Saba Taliyar Khan
Ranbir Kapoor as Ayan
Anushka Sharma as Alizeh
Fawad Khan as Ali (special appearance)
Shah Rukh Khan (cameo appearance)
Development and casting
“…it is not a conventional love story or love triangle. It’s a film that dwells deeply on relationships, heartbreaks and how love completes you, defines you and yet leaves you wanting for more. I have never had, in my entire career, a film that has come to me so fast, so organically and so from within.”
—Karan Johar speaking about the film in an interview with The Times of India
The film was first announced in November 2014. Writer-director Karan Johar said that for the past year and a half, he had been developing a story that he needed to work on for several months. However, while he was in New York, the idea for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil came to him and he wrote the screenplay in 30 days. When he came back to India, he spoke to the three lead actors and they all signed on immediately. Johar stated that he was motivated to cast Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in the film after getting to know them by acting with them in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet (2015). He added that he was excited to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after several unsuccessful attempts to cast her in his previous films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001), and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).
Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas have both been confirmed to be a part of the film. Khan has confirmed that he will be playing a DJ, also commenting that the role is “not exactly a cameo but it becomes a backbone for a certain conflict of a character in the movie.” Actress Lisa Haydon has also confirmed that she will appear in the film, stating that she has “a small but a very interesting role.”In September 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Johar confirmed that Shah Rukh Khan had also filmed a scene for the movie.
On 6 February at the India Conference at Harvard, Johar revealed that in the film Kapoor plays the character of a Hindu boy named Ayan and Sharma plays a Muslim girl named Alizeh. During a Twitter chat session with his fans in March, Johar revealed that Rai Bachchan’s character in the film is named Saba Taliyar Khan.
Principal photography began in September 2015 with Kapoor and Sharma in London. At the end of September, the team filmed some portions in Paris.In October, they began shooting in various locations in Austria, including the city of Vienna. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joined the crew in Vienna in mid-October after the release of her film Jazbaa. In March 2016, Kapoor, Sharma, and Khan were seen filming in Mandawa, Rajasthan. In July 2016, Johar tweeted a photo of Kapoor and Sharma on set in Mumbai for the last schedule.
The soundtrack of the film is composed by Pritam, with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. On 30 August 2016, the audio of the title track was released digitally.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Sony Music Entertainment
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” Arijit Singh 04:28
2. “Bulleya” Amit Mishra, Shilpa Rao 05:49