Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer hit film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani turned eight today. And on the occasion, we thought it would be worth revisiting some of the Ayan Mukerji director’s deleted scenes, which also featured Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur in pivotal parts. From the moment Kalki’s character Aditi collapses after watching Aditya Roy Kapur get intimate with another woman, to when Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) finally meets Naina’s (Deepika Padukone) mother, here are seven such videos you must watch if you happen to be a fan of the romantic drama.
Aditi is broken
After discovering that Avi (Aditya) has found a partner in the camp, Kalki’s Aditi has a hard time controlling her emotions. Naina Talwar later comes to offer her comfort and Aditi ends up sobbing in the arms of the former. The scene explains why Aditi ended up having such a strong bond with Naina, so much so that years later she even invited Naina to her wedding.
The Bhutha Parbat Myth
The group is ready and they want to climb Bhutha Parbat, especially Bunny, because it offers the best view. However, a terrifying, heartbreaking story told by the leader of their group changes many people’s minds. But as we know, Bunny and Naina successfully climb the mountain.
The leaders decide
Bunny and Avi must choose their group members to climb the mountain. Here we further get a sense of the impending relationship that Bunny and Naina eventually form with each other, which goes beyond just friendship.
The assembly at the campsite
The creators probably did well not to choose this sequence as part of the bigger movie, as it doesn’t really add much context to what’s already shown. But die-hard fans may think otherwise.
Morning of Haldi Ceremony
A reluctant Bunny is convinced by Naina to attend Aditi’s lavish Haldi ceremony. While this clip offers another glimpse of the crackling chemistry Deepika and Ranbir share on-screen, it doesn’t add anything to the story. Check it out here!
When Bunny Met Naina’s Mom
In this video we get an atypical view of the ‘parent meeting’. Ranbir’s Bunny doesn’t make a good first impression on Naina’s otherwise loving mother, but she doesn’t seem to mind. This also shows us the camaraderie Naina shares with her mother, a loving parental relationship that Bunny missed in his life.
Bunny and Naina Exploring Udaipur
Here’s a sequence that the film could have benefited from had it been kept. In this clip we learn how different the concept of attachment and love is for both of our main characters. And it’s also here that Bunny realizes how much he’s learning from Naina, and begins to see her more as a person than he ever had before.
Produced by Dharma Productions, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani released in May 2013. It also featured Farooq Sheikh, Tanvi Azmi, Dolly Ahluwalia, Evelyn Sharma, Rana Daggubati among others.