Ranbir Kapoor, first Kapoor to shoot in Kashmir after father Rishi and uncle Shammi

Shalvi Mangaokar

Mumbai, Nov. 27 -- Ranbir Kapoor has a packed schedule in 2013. The actor kicks off the year by heading to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to shoot his next, Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD). And from what we're told, ex-girlfriend Deepika Padukone will be with him in what is often called 'paradise on Earth'.

An insider says, "YJHD has been shot in several beautiful locations and going to J&K was something on their agenda."

The movie, which also stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin, is produced by Dharma Productions. The film has already created a buzz for many reasons, including the fact that it will bring back ex-lovers Ranbir and Deepika on-screen after a long time. The source adds, "It will be interesting to see them romance in Kashmir. As of now, Pahalgam, Srinagar and Gulmarg have been finalised as locations for the shoot."

Meanwhile, Ranbir is the third Kapoor to visit the state for a film after his father Rishi and granduncle, Shammi.

The source says, "Rishi shot for Bobby (1972) and Shammi was there for Kashmir Ki Kali (1964). And there has always been

a lot of hype about these films and the two Kapoors in them. And now, Ranbir will join the club."

Interestingly, Kashmir seems have made a comeback as one of the favourite locations for Bollywood shoots in India. The late Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan was also shot there.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.