Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani (transl. Rocky and Rani’s Love Story) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy family drama film directed by Karan Johar and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan and Sumit Roy. Produced by Dharma Productions and Viacom18 Studios, the film stars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. It is about a couple with contrasting personalities who decide to live with each other’s families before getting married.
The film was announced in July 2021. Principal photography commenced in August 2021 and wrapped up in March 2023. The film was shot in Mumbai, New Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Russia. The music of the film is composed by Pritam and the cinematography is handled by Manush Nandan. The film is scheduled for release on 28 July 2023.
Premise: Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani
Rocky Aur Rani is about Rocky Randhawa, a loud and flamboyant Punjabi man, and Rani Chatterjee, an intellectual Bengali journalist. After facing family opposition to their relationship, they decide to live with each other’s families for three months before getting married.
- Dharmendra as Rocky’s grandfather
- Jaya Bachchan as Dhanalakshmi Randhawa, Rocky’s grandmother
- Shabana Azmi as Rani’s grandmother
- Ranveer Singh as Rocky Randhawa
- Alia Bhatt as Rani Chatterjee
- Tota Roy Chowdhury as Rani’s father
- Aamir Bashir
- Churni Ganguly as Rani’s mother
- Kshitee Jog
- Abhinav Sharma as Rocky’s friend
- Anjali Anand
- Karmveer Choudhary
- Arjun Bijlani
- Shraddha Arya
- Sriti Jha
- Haarsh Limbachiyaa
- Arjit Taneja
- Varun Dhawan
- Ananya Panday
- Sara Ali Khan
- Janhvi Kapoor
Principal photography of the film commenced on 20 August 2021. The first schedule took place in Mumbai, before moving to Moscow in September 2021 for a song shoot with Singh and Bhatt. In October 2021, the second schedule commenced in Delhi.
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The next schedule was scheduled for early 2022, but it was delayed due to the Omicron variant spreading. Finally, the third schedule kicked off in April 2022 near Mumbai and Delhi. On 1 August 2022, Dharma Productions released a video announcing the film’s wrap except a song, whose shoot was delayed due to Bhatt’s pregnancy. The song was filmed in Jammu & Kashmir, thus wrapping up the entire film in March 2023.
The music of the film is composed by Pritam and lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The first single, titled “Tum Kya Mile” was released on 28 June 2023. The second single, “What Jhumka?”, adapted from Madan Mohan‘s 1966 song “Jhumka Gira Re“, was released on 12 July. The third single, titled “Ve Kamleya” was released on 18 July 2023.