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DhadakÂ (transl.â€‰Heartbeat) is a 2018 IndianÂ Hindi-languageÂ romance filmÂ written and directed byÂ Shashank KhaitanÂ and jointly produced byÂ Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta under theÂ Dharma ProductionsÂ banner withÂ Zee StudiosÂ as a sponsor producer. A remake of the 2016Â Marathi languageÂ filmÂ SairatÂ byÂ Nagraj Manjule, also produced byÂ Zee Studios, the film starsÂ Ishaan KhatterÂ and debutantÂ Janhvi Kapoor, withÂ Ashutosh Rana, Ankit Bisht, Shridhar Watsar, Kshitij Kumar andÂ Aishwarya NarkarÂ in supporting roles.
Johar had announced the production ofÂ DhadakÂ in November 2017 which marked the screen debut of Janhvi Kapoor, daughter ofÂ SrideviÂ andÂ Boney Kapoor.Â Principal photographyÂ and it commenced in December 2017 while it was completed in April 2018. The soundtrack was composed byÂ Ajay-AtulÂ with lyrics written byÂ Amitabh BhattacharyaÂ and background score composed by John Stewart Eduri. The film was distributed internationally byÂ Zee Studios.