Gauri Shinde’s next starring Shahrukh, Alia commences in January

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt will begin shooting for filmmaker Gauri Shinde's project in January next year. The yet untitled film is in its pre-production stage, co-producer Karan Johar revealed.

Rumours were rife that the film might get shelved due to creative differences between the ‘English Vinglish’ director and Karan. However, the Dharma Productions honcho on Tuesday, December 8 cleared the airs and stated that the principal photography of the movie will begin from mid-January, 2016.

"@gauris film with @iamsrk and @aliaa08 commences principal photography middle of January! Pre production is on full steam now! Exciting," Karan shared the news on Twitter.

The film will be Gauri’s second directorial venture after the highly acclaimed ‘English Vinglish’ which marked the comeback of Sridevi after a gap of 13 years.

The untitled project is said to be a woman-centric film which narrates the journey of a young girl played by Alia, who falls in love thrice and learns a new life lesson each time she walks out of a relationship.

Shah Rukh will be seen playing an extended cameo in the film which has three male leads. The makers have kept the names of the lead actors under wraps, but it is known that one of them is from the South Indian film industry.

The film is being co-produced under the banner of Karan’s Dharma Productions, along with Hope Productions and Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment.