Karan ‘KJo’ Johar’s upcoming directorial undertaking ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will be featuring the terrific trio of Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. Over the past few weeks the internet has been abuzz with unconfirmed reports of the ‘Rockstar’ splitting the screen with the former Miss World as well as the sexy starlet Sharma.

On Monday, Dharma Productions – the Mumbai-based film production company founded by Karan’s father Yash Johar in 1976, and taken over by him in 2004 after papa Johar’s demise – confirmed the news via an announcement on its Twitter page: “Here’s the big news! @karanjohar to direct Aishwarya, Ranbir and Anushka in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. To be released on June 3, 2016”, the production house tweeted.

Karan said that the movie is not a conventional love story or love triangle.In an interview with The Times of India, he stated “love is the theme and conflict of my next directorial endeavor,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”, he said.

Karan also expressed his excitement in working with Aishwarya for the first time, and according to him it will be her most unusual and contemporary role to date. “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will fulfill my big dream to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,” said KJo who recently crossed 5 million Twitter followers.

When asked why he picked Ranbir and Anushka Karan replied, “I had got to know Ranbir and Anushka really well while shooting Bombay Velvet. And I saw their chemistry. Bombay Velvet had tapped into an unusual part of their chemistry. This film will tap into another unusual part of their chemistry”.

‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will be Johar’s seventh directorial feature, and he will be directing the star-studded trio for the first time. The romantic film will feature Ranbir and Anushka as the lead pair, and its plot will deal with the dynamics of relationship and how love can make one’s life whole.

Music for the film will be scored by the popular Pritam Chakraborty – who produced the award winning soundtracks for ‘Cocktail’, ‘Barfi’, and ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’. The film is set to be shot across the globe in destinations such as New York, London, Paris and Delhi.

Slated for a summer 2016 release, Karan’s upcoming masterpiece is sure to take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride… fasten your seatbelts on June 3rd!