Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’s release date has been pushed back by three months. Previously, the Karan Johar-directed film was set to be released on April 28, 2023. However, the cast and crew of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the film’s new release date – July 28, 2023. The film was originally scheduled to be released in February 2023. Also read: Karan Johar celebrates Dharmendra’s birthday with stills from the Rocky and Rani films
Both Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh announced the new release date for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani on Instagram. “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani… releasing July 28, 2023,” Alia wrote in her caption. “I’ll see you at the movie,” Ranveer tweeted the news with the caption, “Kyunki (because) it’s all about loving your family!” They distributed a poster with the title of the film and the words’save the date’ written on it. Several celebrities, including actor Janhvi Kapoor and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, left comments on their posts, and many fans said things like “can’t wait” and “excited.”
Karan Johar makes his directorial debut with Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, following his 2016 film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which starred Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor. Karan shared his enthusiasm for Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani on Instagram on Thursday, writing, “They say’sabr ka phal meetha hota hai (the fruit of patience is sweet),’ so we’re coming with a whole lot of love to add to the mithaas (sweetness) of this incredibly special story! Rocky and Rani’s families are preparing for a unique love story (Rocky and Rani’s families are preparing for a unique love story)!”
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Along with Ranveer and Alia, veteran actors Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi play important roles in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. This is Karan’s first time directing Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi. According to reports, Shabana will play Alia’s grandmother, while Jaya will play Ranveer’s grandmother.
Last year, talking about Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, Karan had announced the release date in a long statement he posted on Instagram, writing, “After 7 years, it’s time for me to return to my first home – the cinemas. On the set of my film, I had the distinct honour of working with not one, but several illustrious actors. The familial nostalgic feeling of an ensemble cast, creating music that captures hearts and a story that reaches deep into the roots of our family traditions. It’s that time of year again to gather your family and friends, pop some popcorn, and watch pure love and entertainment unfold on the big screen. We’re both overwhelmed and eager to finally inform…Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani in cinemas on 28th April 2023.”