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. pic.twitter.com/5XE6ebtnNJ— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 5, 2021
Karan Johar chose Ranveer Singh's 36th birthday to make a grand announcement regarding his new movie. Rather, a new directorial venture. Yes, KJo is returning to direction after five long years, and with a stellar lead pair of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.
The celebrated filmmaker took to Instagram at 11 am on Tuesday, as promised a day before, and made the announcement with a teaser video of the upcoming movie Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.
The story has been written by a trusted team, comprising of Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan and Sumit Roy. Also read: THROWBACK To The Time When Karan Johar Saw Ranveer Singh On 'Band Baaja Baaraat' Poster And Thought 'Who Is Going To See This Film'
Karan Johar captioned the video, "Ab hogi kahani shuru! Presenting Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, starring the powerhouse of actors - Ranveer Singh & Alia Bhatt. Directed by the one and only, Karan Johar and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy. All set to hit the screens in 2022!
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Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani will hit the theatres in the year 2022.
Karan Johar last directed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Fans, followers and Karan's friends from the industry could not contain their excitement after this announcement, and inundated his Instagram post with good wishes, blessings and congratulatory messages.
Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Punit Malhotra, Angad Bedi, and Shanoo Sharma among others congratulated KJo for his new project.
KJo's fans and followers had been wondering about his new venture for months before he finally spilled the beans on Monday evening.
Karan Johar tweeted, "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 continued, “Announcing my next film tomorrow at 11am, watch this space for more!”
In the video, KJo can be heard saying, "The last five years for me have been about making 'Dharma Productions', 'Dharmatic Entertainment', 'DCA', 'Dharma 2.0' grow and push the cinematic boundaries through the lens of new and talented filmmakers. But, personally, my primary passion always lies behind the camera. Telling stories, creating a world fill with the multitude of colours, eternal music, emotions and I feel it's time to go back to my favourite place - on set and to create what I adore the most -- love stories. I am extremely excited to announce my next film tomorrow - a love story that is deeply embedded in the roots of family. I hope to seek all your well-wishes and blessings as I begin this journey."
Ranveer and Alia -- apart from making an indomitable team -- are Karan Johar's most favourite actors from the current crop. RRKPK will also mark Ranveer and Alia’s second collaboration after Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy.
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