It is confirmed!
Karan Johar, who is known to bring unusual pairs on screen -- Anushka Sharma-Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Abhishek Bachchan-John Abraham in Dostana) -- is all set to direct two of his favourite young stars -- Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt -- in a film that is said to be a quirky love story.
While Karan refrained from comment on this new project, a close friend of the film-maker confirms, "Yes, Karan is directing a film with Ranveer and Alia. Alia is like Karan's resident heroine. Ussko Karan kuch bhi karne ko bolega woh karegi (she will do anything Karan asks her to)."
"As for Ranveer," the friend adds, "both Deepika (Padukone, Ranveer's wife) and she are very close to Karan. But Ranveer has never been directed by Karan, although he did Simmba which was co-produced by Karan's Dharma Productions."
Alia and Ranveer have done a series of ads for a travel portal. They co-starred in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy where Alia had a smaller role than Ranveer.
In Karan's film Ranveer and Alia will have a lot more to do together.