Shahrukh, Alia start shooting for Gauri Shinde's next

After lots of speculations about the movie being shelved, Gauri Shinde’s upcoming film starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan has begun shooting from Wednesday, January 20.

Karan Johar, who is co-producing the film, took to Twitter to share his excitement about the yet untitled film. “And @gauris journey with @aliaa08 and @iamsrk begins today!! Really excited!!!” he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Lead actress Alia who will be sharing screen space with Shah Rukh for the first time also expressed her happiness on her Twitter page. The ‘Highway’ actress tweeted, “And a beautiful new journey begins!!!! Day one today for Gauris film.. Wish me luckkkk @iamsrk @karanjohar @gauris.”

Sometime back, there were rumours that the film might get shelved due to creative differences between the ‘English Vinglish’ director and Karan. However, the Dharma Productions honcho 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 had tweeted.

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.

Alia will be the youngest actress to romance King Khan on screen. In an interview to a leading daily earlier this month, she revealed that she is a huge fan of the actor and is both excited and nervous about working with him.

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.