The film also stars Anushka’s “Bombay Velvet” co-star Ranbir Kapoor and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles.
The 27-year-old actress took to Twitter to announce the starting of the film’s principal photography and asked her fans to send their good wishes for the project.
“So, today we start filming #AeDilHaiMushkil in London. Butterflies attacking. Excitement rolling. Send me your love and wish me luck guys!!” she tweeted.
Johar is returning to the director’s chair with the film after a gap of three years. He last helmed Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt starrer “Student of the Year” in 2012.
“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” dwells on relationships and heartbreaks.
It will be the first time Aishwarya, 41, would be seen on-screen with Ranbir, 32, and Anushka. Interestingly, Johar last collaborated with the on-screen couple of Ranbir and Anushka as an actor in “Bombay Velvet”.
This also marks the first time teaming up of the filmmaker and Aishwarya.
The movie will hit theatres on Diwali, next year and will face competion from actor Ajay Devgn’s directorial project “Shivaay”.