Aditya Chopra is all set to don the director's hat once again and guess what, there is no SRK is his film this time around.

Replacing the Badshah will be YRF's new blue-eyed boy Ranbir Kapoor,, who has already delivered a hit like Bachna Ae Haseeno and also working in their another forthcoming film 'Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year'.

According to sources, Aditya was keen to direct Dhoom 3 however they didn't finalise a script that Aditya was keen enough to direct. Even Yashji was scheduled to direct a film after Veer-Zaara but that too did not work out.

When Adi realised that Dhoom 3 is not working out as expected and Shah Rukh is already busy with Don 2 and Farah Khan's film Happy New Year, he wrote this fresh young love story, just like DDLJ. Ranbir fits the bill perfectly and the two are good friends.

The rest of the details are yet to be finalised. The film will go on the floors early next year.