Karan Johar is now working on his upcoming film Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, which stars Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. His recent film, Ae Dil Hain Mushkil, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Fawad Khan, was released in 2016, and it marked his return as a director after a six-year break. Fans are looking forward to seeing Alia and Ranveer work together again on the big screen following Gully Boy. In the midst of all, Karan Johar recently remarked that the world of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is very similar to his debut film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, from 1998.
In a recent interview at the ABP Networks Ideas of India Summit on Saturday evening, Karan Johar claimed that if he were to direct his first film in 2022, he would make something akin to Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hain. “I did go through phases of evolution as a filmmaker. But right during the pandemic, I felt I just needed to make a movie that made me feel like I was 25 again. And when I was 25, the only movie I could think of or make was Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, because it was like an accumulation of all the movies that I had grown up watching. It’s a homage to Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra, Sooraj Barjatya,” said the filmmaker.
Karan Johar further added that during the pandemic, he felt compelled to go back to ‘quintessential Bollywood’ which featured a lot of drama, songs, dance sequences, and theatrics.
Although the world of KKHH and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is not entirely the same, it does have similarities. Regarding this, Karan Johar said, “It is a love story, it has a family. It has Ranveer, Alia, senior members of the fraternity, Jaya ji, Shabana ji and Dharmendra ji in the movie. I’m going back to the same world.”
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