Ranveer Singh was ecstatic, perhaps more so than usual, when he was cast in Karan Johar’s upcoming film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. Apart from a stellar ensemble cast that includes Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi in addition to Ranveer, the film also marks Karan Johar’s return to directing after a six-year absence, with his last film being 2016’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is, without a doubt, one of the most widely anticipated Bollywood films of 2022.
Moreover, Ranveer Singh’s most recent release, Kabir Khan’s 83, may have received rave reviews from critics and incredible word-of-mouth from those who saw it in theatres, but it’ll go down as one of those gems that simply did not click at the box office due to a variety of factors that simply didn’t work in the film’s favour, but will no doubt go down as a cult classic in the future, a la Swades, Andaz Ap So Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani has become the centre of attention.
In an exclusive interview with BollywoodLife, Ranveer Singh opened up about the subject and treatment of the film, where he said, “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is a quintessential Karan Johar movie, it’s vintage Karan Johar, everything that you love about his films – the songs, the glamour, the good-looking leads, the family, the family dynamics, the pulpy drama, the humour, the romance, it’s all packed in there; every trope you’ve seen in Karan Johar movies, his brand of cinema and have loved – all there. It’s been eons since a film like this has come, and now to do it with a man who invented this genre of ‘all about loving your family’ – it’s going to be his quirkiest, zaniest film, and it’s shaped up so well, we’re about 60% through with it. The movie is going to be amazing.”