Following Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that released five years ago, filmmaker Karan Johar is set to don the director’s hat again for his next movie titled Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The filming of the movie begins today, August 20. Starring Gully Boy pair Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the leading roles, the announcement was made today.
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt took to their respective social media accounts to share videos from their look test, poster shoot, and reading session. The video saw the actor in a casual printed outfit whereas Bhatt was donning a sort of traditional look though we only got a glimpse of her. On the set, we saw the team of the team including director Karan Johar and designer Manish Malhotra. “Shuru ho gayi hai yeh anokhi kahani of Rocky & Rani. Toh dijiye humein apna aashirvaad aur pyaar, aur chaliye iss safar mein hamaare saath! #RockyAurRaniKiPremKahani #RRKPK,” Ranveer wrote.
Back in July 2021, in a heartwarming video, Karan Johar took everyone through his directorial journey, Karan spoke about getting back to the director’s chair. “This is the beginning of a new journey & my way back home – all at once. It’s time to go back to my favourite place, it’s time to create some eternal love stories from behind the lens. A very special story, truly immersed in the roots of love and family,” he wrote along with the video.
Bollywood Hungama was the first to reveal the title and cast of the upcoming family-centric movie. Starring Gully Boy pair Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead, the film’s cast also includes Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi in pivotal roles. Jaya, who has worked with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Na Ho, plays Ranveer‘s grandmother whereas Dharmendra and Shabana play Alia’s grandparents.
Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy and produced under Dharma Productions.