Karan Johar’s next to be titled Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, to star Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi besides Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt

The film in question is Karan's debut collaboration with Dharmendra, who will star alongside Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi in a love role.

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Karan Johar’s films are known for their large casts. While his previous film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, brought together celebrities from three generations – Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Hrithik Roshan – his next project, we hear, would star Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Ranveer Singh, and Alia Bhatt.

“It’s a love story set against the backdrop of strong family emotions. Karan is planning to go on floors around the month of September with a 5 to 6-month schedule. It’s Karan Johar’s return to his roots of making big scale family drama’s with love story in its backdrop,” a source tells Bollywood Hungama.

The film’s title, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, is based on the names of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s characters. Karan will make the official title announcement with Ranveer and Alia today at 11 a.m., with the rest of the cast to be unveiled in the days ahead.

(Also read: Exclusive: After Karan Johar, now director Ram Madhvani is also working on a historical series based on Jallianwala Bagh)

After 5 years, Karan Johar returns to directing. Previously, he had planned Takht, but it was shelved. The film in question is Karan’s debut collaboration with Dharmendra, who will star alongside Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi in a love role.


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