The film will be the red carpet gala of the festival’s celebrations on December 8. Shot entirely in Paris, Befikre is a progressive, fresh interpretation of love as viewed in the 21st century. Befikre, which means carefree in English is a free spirited, contemporary love story of Dharam (Ranveer) and Shyra (Vaani), who find love in an impulsive, engaging series of experiences.
The film marks the directorial comeback for Chopra, whose last film was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.
“The World Premiere of the eagerly anticipated Befikre from Yash Raj Films and directed by the incredibly talented Aditya Chopra following a hiatus of seven years is a major scoop for DIFF. “This refreshing new film will appeal not just to the expatriate community but also to Arabs who have a strong affinity for Bollywood films,” Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF Chairman said in a statement.
Nelson D’souza, Yash Raj Films, Head of Operations – Mena said: “Yash Raj Films and DIFF have a long history and we’re privileged and honored to have been a part of this remarkable journey with DIFF from the beginning. We’re delighted that the Festival has selected Befikre as it is a film very close to our hearts…”
DIFF has already showcased YRF films like Kabul Express, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. The festival runs from December 7 – 14.