Karan Johar is back on the director's chair after 5 years. He will be directing Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film was announced today, that is on Ranveer's birthday. While Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is led by Ranveer and Alia, the rest of the cast is even more interesting. Pulling off a casting coup, Karan has roped in Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi for the film too.
Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani marks Jaya Bachchan's return to acting after 5 years. She did a cameo in Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor's Ki & Ka (2016). According to PeepingMoon sources, Dharmendra will be playing the role of Ranveer's father and is paired opposite his Chupke Chupke co-star Jaya. His last major film was Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) and has also signed Apne 2. Shabana Azmi has been roped in to play an important role too.
Welcoming the legendary actors on board, Karan wrote, "Meet the legendary stars of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. We are all thrilled to work with these veteran legends and I cannot wait to be on set with them!" Jaya, Dharmendra and Shabana are teaming up with Alia and Ranveer for the first time.
PeepingMoon sources informed that Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is a cross-cultural rom-com that revolves around a girl who decides to live in with her boyfriend's family before marriage. It is said to be a beautiful dramedy that's immersed in the roots of love and family. The film is scheduled to go on floors in a couple of months and will release in 2022.