Karan Johar returns to direction with 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani' starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, on Tuesday, announced his next directorial, a love story titled 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani'. The film will see actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.

This is Karan's return to direction after a span of five years. The last film he directed was 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Karan's 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani' is a new love story that is deeply embedded in the 'roots of family'. Karan took to Twitter and shared the announcement teaser of the film, written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan and Sumit Roy.

"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 and Sumit Roy," the 49-year-old director tweeted.

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.

Source : DNA India As for Alia, apart from 'Brahmastra', she has 'Gangubai Kathiadwadi' and 'Darlings' in the pipeline. Ranveer on the other hand has 'Cirkus' and '83' in his kitty.