Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani: Karan Johar reveals the Alia-Ranveer starrer is not a rom com, but a ‘family dramedy’
KJo: Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is not a rom com
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who left us in awe with his super hit films like My Name Is Khan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil among many others, recently announced that he is returning to the director’s chair for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. Starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh along with veteran superstars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi, the much awaited film is set to release next year. Well, going by the title, most of us guessed that the film will be a romantic comedy. However, that’s not the case.
Talking to Film Companion, KJo revealed that the genre of his film is not ‘rom com’. He explained, “It's a family dramedy. It's not a rom-com. Quintessentially, at heart, it is a family dramedy. It's got comedy, love, but it's a family movie. It's a film about their grandparents, their parents and themselves. It is of course Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani but it's also about Rocky Aur Rani's grandparents, it's also about Rocky Aur Rani's parents. There's a lot of interplay of relationships in the film.”
The filmmaker further shared that he is excited about working with Dharam paaji and Shabana for the very first time and revealed that this film will help him tick off many items on his bucket list. Coming to his reunion with Jaya Bachchan, he stated, “With Jaya aunty, of course, I've done a lot of work before and I'm excited to be back with her on set. More than anything else, I'm excited to be back on set. Excited to be directing a feature film.”
Well, we are sure fans are equally excited to witness Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani!