Veer-Zaara (Hindi pronunciation: [ʋiːr zaːraː]) is a 2004 Indian romantic drama film directed and co-produced by Yash Chopra with his son Aditya Chopra. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta as the eponymous star-crossed lovers; Veer is an Indian Air Force pilot and Zaara is a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore. The story shows when Veer, who is already in love with Zaara, learns Zaara also loves him, he quits his job to go to Pakistan, where he is imprisoned on false charges. Years later, a young Pakistani lawyer played by Rani Mukerji finds Veer in prison and tries to free him upon listening to his story. Veer-Zaara had Divya Dutta, Manoj Bajpayee, Akhilendra Mishra and Anupam Kher play supporting roles, with a special appearance from Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.