"Love will be revived after 7 years"
Karan Johar on November 12, 2022, announced that his upcoming directorial Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani will be released in theatres on April 28, 2023.
The family drama stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.
Veteran actors Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi will also be playing key roles in the film.
Karan Johar shared the news in a statement on Instagram.
He shared a statement describing the film and its cast in Hindi and English.
Meanwhile, the lead actors, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt shared Karan’s note about the film announcement in English.
In the post, Karan Johar wrote: “My heart is filled with excitement and gratitude… #RockyAurRaniKiPremKahani releasing in cinemas near you on 28th April 2023.”
The statement read that Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani marks his return to his first home, cinemas, after a gap of seven years:
“I had the absolute honour of working with not one, but many illustrious actors on the set of my seventh film.”
Johar further said the film will provide viewers with the “familial nostalgic feeling of an ensemble cast, creating music that captivates the hearts and a story that runs deep to the roots of our family traditions”.
The post added: “It’s that time again – to huddle with your family and friends, buy the popcorn, and witness just sheer love & entertainment unfold on the big screen.”
Two hours before the post, Karan shared a poem on his Instagram Story to reveal interesting facts about the cast, including Pritam as the music director and Amitabh Bhattacharya as the lyricist.
The poem read: “7 years ke baad, ishq hoga aabaad, Pritam ka sur aur sangeet, Amitabh Bhattacharya matching every beat! Alia hogi film mein guys wah!!! Isn’t that a surprise?!”
“Machayega dhoom sada Ranveer… what a pair, what a tasveer!
“Jaya ji in an undekha avatar, Shabana ji se ho jaayega pyaar! Dharam ji ka swag is intact hum aa rahe hai, that is a fact!”
He further wrote: “To kijiye intezaar shaam ka, mere dil se nikle paigaam ka! for every age… buzurg to jawaani… Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.”
It is translated to: “Love will be revived after 7 years with music by Pritam and Amitabh Bhattacharya matching his tune.
“Alia will star in the film and Ranveer will have a blast, what a pair, what a film.
‘Jaya will be in an unseen avatar and you will fall in love with Shabana.
“Dharmendra’s swag is still intact, we are coming and this is a fact.”
“So wait for the evening for my message. This film is for every age group – young ones to senior citizens.”
Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan, and Sumit Roy.
Produced by Dharma Productions, the film was earlier slated for release on February 10, 2023.
Karan Johar’s last directorial was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in 2016.