Sources say, “Although Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have composed a good album for Ayan's debut film 'Wake Up Sid", the young filmmaker was keen to work with Pritam this time around. He apparently wanted fresh tunes. Ayan spoke to Karan about his intention of roping in Pritam as the music director for Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Karan understood Ayan's point of view and agreed immediately. Karan made this exception for Ayan since he loves the script and is very confident about the film."
However, Karan Johar confirmed the news and added, "This will be the first time Pritam will compose music for a Dharma film. We are very excited to have him on board. It will be interesting to see Ayaan and Pritam connect musically."