Karan Johar is now making a romantic comedy titled Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and directed by Ayan Mukerji. The lead pair, who were ex-lovers, will be seen on screen together after Yash Raj Films’ Bachna Ae Haseeno.
Since the title Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani sounds similar to the 1972 film Jawani Diwani, starring Randhir Kapoor, directed by Narendra Bedi and produced by Ramesh Behl, KJo wanted to buy that title to avoid any litigation over it in the future.
The title rights are now held by Goldie Behl’s sister Shrishti Arya. When KJo approached her, to his surprise, she gave him the title rights for free!