Dil Dhadakne Do (English: Let the Heart Beat) is an upcoming Indian comedy-drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The film features an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar and tells the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise trip. The film is scheduled for release on June 5, 2015
Anil Kapoor as Kamal Mehra
Shefali Shah as Neelam Mehra
Priyanka Chopra as Ayesha Mehra
Ranveer Singh as Kabir Mehra
Anushka Sharma as Farah Ali
Farhan Akhtar as Sunny Gill
Rahul Bose as Manav
Zarina Wahab as Manav’s mother
Ridhima Sud as Nuri
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. In June, 2013 it was rumoured Priyanka Chopra will be replacing Kareena as Ranveer’s sister and in October, 2013 it was confirmed. Also announced was Anushka Sharma as Ranveer’s love interest and Anil Kapoor in a pivotal role. After featuring in Zoya’s Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, brother Farhan Akhtar was confirmed to play a role in the film. 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.
Shooting of the film’s first schedule began on May 17, 2014. The cast and crew filmed on a Cruise Liner Deck 7 throughout Europe, specifically in France, Spain, Tunisia and Italy for a month. Shooting then proceeded on land in Turkey and was wrapped on July 18, 2014. The shooting of the film’s second and final schedule began on August 5, 2014 in Mumbai and was officially wrapped on 23 September, 2014.
The film is scheduled to be released June 5, 2015. The first movie poster was released July 22, 2014. On April 10, 2015 individual posters of the main cast comprising of Kapoor, Shah, Singh, Chopra, Sharma and Akhtar (Farhan) were released. The trailer was screened on 13 April 2015 privately by the team for their families owing to the theme of the film. The trailer was made publicly available on April 15, 2015.