YRF has truly been a launch pad for the director and the cast. Yash Raj Films launched debutant actor Ranveer Singh in Band Baaja Baaraat, along with Maneesh Sharma debuting as a director. Anushka Sharma was launched in YRF's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Interestingly, it was Maneesh who auditioned both Ranveer and Anuskha for their roles in BBB and RNBDJ respectively.
During Band Baaja Baaraat, Director Maneesh Sharma's team had a knack for shooting scenes really quickly. The efficient and thorough team shot a 5 page dramatic rain sequence scene in 17 minutes. The team also knew how to have fun! The director and cast's favorite eating joint while shooting in New Delhi was "Aap Ki Khatir" in Khan Market. On one occasion, 17 cast and
crew members celebrated a team member's birthday dancing the night away in a small hotel room which could barely hold 7 people.