Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani: Karna Johar says Ranveer Singh to play Rocky, Alia Bhatt to play Rani

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, on Tuesday,  officially announced his project. He is all set to make his return to the director’s chair with a new love story that is deeply embedded in the ‘roots of the family’.

Karan took to his Twitter handle to make the announcement and wrote, “Thrilled to get behind the lens with my favourite people in front of it! Presenting Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, headlined by none other than Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy.”

Along with the tweet, Karan also shared a video, which had various clips featuring different ventures by him and his production companies.

Karan’s last directorial venture for the big screen was ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, which hit the theatres back in 2016. The movie starred actors Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Fawad Khan.

In 2020, Karan had announced that he would be directing ‘Takht’, a period drama featuring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. However, there has been no further update on this ambitious movie by the filmmaker.Since his last silver screen directorial stint, Karan has helmed a segment for two web anthologies, ‘Lust Stories’ and ‘Ghost Stories’.

Apart from his directorial stints, the filmmaker will also has a number of production ventures in the pipeline.

He will be producing Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’, along with Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s ‘Brahmastra’.

Karan is also set to launch South sensation Vijay Deverakonda in Bollywood with ‘Liger’, which stars Ananya Panday as the leading lady.

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