Ishaqzaade - Arjun Kapoor - Parineeti Chopra Ishaqzaade is a 2012 romantic drama film written and directed by Habib Faisal, and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. The film stars debutant Arjun Kapoor, and Parineeti Chopra in their first lead film. The official trailer was unveiled on 15 March 2012, whilst the film was released on May 11, 2012. It received mixed response from critics, but managed to do very well at the box office, turning out to be a worldwide hit. The story of Ishaqzaade casually links with a popular love story Romeo and Juliet.