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Aamir’s unique perspective to stories made him perfectionist

She further mentioned that it was only after he read the scene, he progressed towards the next stage – the script and the overarching narrative of the film…reports Asian Lite News

Actress-director Revathy, who is awaiting the release of her upcoming directorial ‘Salaam Venky’, which stars Kajol and Vishal Jethwa, has shared how Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan came onboard for the film.

The film is about a DMD (Duchenne muscular dystrophy) patient (played by Vishal), who strives to live to the fullest and how his mother (essayed by Kajol) does everything in her capacity to make it better for her son.

Recollecting how Aamir got associated with the film, Revathy told: “People often call Aamir a perfectionist and there’s a reason behind that. He has cultivated that image and earned the title because of his dedication and unique perspective to stories. For ‘Salaam Venky’ too, when I approached Aamir, he first asked for his scene to get a sense of what his character brings to the story.”

Salaam Venky

She further mentioned that it was only after he read the scene, he progressed towards the next stage – the script and the overarching narrative of the film.

“Once he read his part and sketched the character through broad strokes, he heard the entire narration and then added his inputs. He has his own style of working and it was pleasant to see his process. Once on sets, he knocked it out of the park with his precise portrayal of the character. Being an actress myself, it was refreshing to see such a process.”

‘Salaam Venky’ lands in theatres on December 9, 2022.

‘Nobody could play Venky better than Vishal’

Bollywood actress Kajol, who is awaiting the release of her upcoming movie ‘Salaam Venky’, has opined that Vishal Jethwa, who stars as her son in the film, has done complete justice to his part in the film, and nobody else could have played the role better than him.

Helmed by Revathy, the film focuses on a mother who fights through every challenge her ailing son faces and helps him live life to the fullest.

Praising Vishal for his work, the actress said: “I can’t imagine anyone else playing Venky other than Vishal. Simply because he has lived with him every moment on the sets and all of us felt that.”

Apart from Kajol and Vishal Jethwa, the film also stars Rahul Bose, Rajeev Khandelwal, Prakash Raj and Ahana Kumra in pivotal roles.

Presented by Connekkt Media and produced by Suuraj Sinngh, Shraddha Agrawal, and Varsha Kukreja under the banner BLIVE Productions and RTAKE Studios, ‘Salaam Venky’ is directed is landing in theatres on December 9.

Depicting the struggle of mother and ill son

Actress Kajol will be essaying the role of a mother to a terminally ill boy in the upcoming film ‘Salaam Venky’, which has been directed by actress-director Revathy. The film tells the heartwarming story of a mother-son duo as they face challenges thrown at them by life.

The film’s trailer was unveiled on Monday in Mumbai.

Salaam Venky.

The trailer shows the camaraderie between Kajol’s character and her son portrayed by actor Vishal Jethwa, who has transitioned from television to films and is known for his work in ‘Mardaani 2’ and the streaming show ‘Human’.

The trailer builds on the theme of making the most of life and features the legendary dialogue “Zindagi lambi nahi, badi honi chahiye, Babumoshai (Life should not be long but grand and meaningful)” from the Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna-starrer movie ‘Anand’.

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‘Some performances stay in your heart for life’

Heaping praise on the renowned actor, Vivek further mentioned: “His technique comes from experience so there’s a certain effortlessness in how he plays it…reports Asian Lite News

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who is garnering a lot of positive response for his work in the recently released streaming series ‘Dharavi Bank’, has a connection between his debut movie ‘Company’ this film.

Since the actor plays the role of Joint Commissioner of Police, Jayant Gavaskar in ‘Dharavi Bank’, he revisited his debut film to seek inspiration for ‘Dharavi Bank’ from Mohanlal’s character of Veerappalli Srinivasan IPS, Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police.

Vivek said: “There are some performances that stay in your heart for life. Though ‘Company’ was my first film, it was a learning ground for me. I was surrounded by the best actors of our times from Ajay Devgn to Mohanlal. For ‘Dharavi Bank’, I, in fact, went back to Mohanlal Sir’s performance all over again. He played Veerappalli Srinivasan IPS, Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police. I have vivid memories of how he approached his scenes.”

Heaping praise on the renowned actor, Vivek further mentioned: “His technique comes from experience so there’s a certain effortlessness in how he plays it. It is all fresh in my mind – how he approached the character, how he prepared for it, his demeanour on set. I have tried to use some of his tricks for the part. Because I am familiar with a lot of cops in the Mumbai Police Force, even the guidance they provided helped me.

Sharing the true challenge that came his way during the portrayal of Jayant Gavaska Vivek said: “What was truly difficult was to make sure the act is the right mix of authentic and larger than life, which I hope I have been able to nail, much like Mohanlal Sir.”

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‘Kantara’ reaches OTT

It is a story that has universal appeal but the plot’s local flavour will keep viewers intrigued until the very end…reports Asian Lite News

The biggest surprise hit movie of the year, ‘Kantara’ is finally set for OTT release. Prime Video announced the exclusive worldwide digital premiere of the Kannada blockbuster, which will start streaming from November 24.

Made on a modest budget of around Rs 16 crore, ‘Kantara’ has grossed Rs 400 crore (and counting!) worldwide in theatres worldwide after its release in September this year.

The story of ‘Kantara’ is set around a small community living in the woodlands of Kaadubettu in the southern coastal state of Karnataka. Weaving an interesting plot of human versus nature conflict, where death leads to war between villagers and evil forces and Shiva, a rebel defends his village and nature.

On the digital release of Kantara, writer, director, and actor Rishab Shetty shared, “Audiences from all corners of the country have showered immense love on ‘Kantara’ and I am extremely excited that with its global digital premiere on Prime Video, we will be able to take our labour of love and hard work to a wider audience worldwide. It is a story that has universal appeal but the plot’s local flavour will keep viewers intrigued until the very end!”

Produced under the banner of Hombale Films by Vijay Kiragandur, the action-adventure is written and directed by Rishab Shetty, who also acts in the movie alongside Sapthami Gowda, Kishore Kumar G. and Achyuth Kumar in the pivotal roles.

Producer Vijay Kiragandur added, “At Hombale Films, we are always looking at telling engaging tales in an extraordinary yet relatable manner. ‘Kantara’ is yet another film by us that has touched hearts of audiences from varied regions and backgrounds. Rishab and the entire cast and crew have worked incredibly hard to create this beautiful film and we are delighted to take it to audiences across the globe through the exclusive launch on Prime Video.”

After winning audiences’ hearts in theatres, viewers can now enjoy the widely-loved film from their homes from November 24, 2022 in India and 240 countries and territories worldwide. Prime members can exclusively stream this visual spectacle in Kannada along with Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu language dubs on the service.

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Never ending Kashmir love story

Bollywood made a comeback to the Valley post 2000, when films like ‘Mission Kashmir’ and ‘Haider’ were shot in Kashmir…reports Zubair Qureshi

The love story between Kashmir and Bollywood began way back in 1949 when Raj Kapoor shot parts of his film ‘Barsaat’ in the Valley, taking its beauty to a wider audience. Ever since, the Kashmir Valley became the focus area of many film producers.

In the 60s and 70s, several Bollywood films, including ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964), ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ (1965) and ‘Bobby’ (1973), among many others, were shot in Kashmir. The songs of these films remained favourites for generations to come.

Not only this, there are many places in Kashmir which are known by movie names or characters, like the landmark ‘Bobby Hut’ in Gulmarg, where the song of the super hit movie ‘Bobby’ — ‘Hum tum ek kamray main…’ — was filmed, or the ‘Betab Valley’ in Pahalgam where the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh starrer ‘Betaab’ was shot.

This beautiful relationship between Kashmir and Bollywood lasted until Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Khamosh’ in 1985, after which the unfortunate circumstances that ensued due to terrorism in the region brought a temporary end to this love story.

Bollywood made a comeback to the Valley post 2000, when films like ‘Mission Kashmir’ and ‘Haider’ were shot in Kashmir.

This relationship is also unique because this time the subject of these films was not the beauty of the Valley, but Kashmir itself.

During the last few years, many popular Bollywood films and web series have been shot in Kashmir, while many local actors also rose to prominence. Notable among them are Mir Sarwar, who acted in films like “Qaisari” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, and Zaira Wasim, who acted in Aamir Khan’s “Dangal” and “Secret Superstar”, among others.

Film screening also got a boost in the region this year with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurating cinema halls in Srinagar, Shopian and Pulwama districts. Also, a new film policy has been implemented in Kashmir, besides the announcement by Sinha about opening cinema halls in every district of the UT.

With all these, the aspirations of local filmmakers and actors have also got a boost.

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Ratna makes Gujarati film debut with ‘Kutch Express’

The film will be released on January 6, 2023…reports Asian Lite News

Veteran actress Ratna Pathak Shah, who is known for her iconic character Maya Sarabhai from the Indian sitcom ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ is set to make her foray in Gujarati cinema with ‘Kutch Express’. The actress called the film an “unusual opportunity”.

The film, the poster of which was recently released, also stars Manasi Parekh, Darsheel Safary from ‘Taare Zameen Par’ and Dharmendra Gohil.

Speaking about the film, Ratna Pathak Shah said: “I’ve been looking forward to doing a Gujarati film for a long time, but couldn’t find anything really interesting. Then came this film with a good script and a good team and to be shot in Kutch, so this was irresistible.”

She also mentioned that the reason she chose the film is because it has a point to make: “It also happened to be a film that had a point to make and was not sentimental or regressive. An unusual opportunity.”

The film will be released on January 6, 2023.

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Bollywood’s fit celebs and their favourite dishes

This athletic actress really adores cake and chocolate. She frequently uploads videos of herself enjoying dessert while travelling with her husband or in between shoots…writes Olivia Sarkar

While it may appear that Bollywood’s fit and skinny celebs don’t eat, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You’d be surprised at the cheat meals, binge days and their favourite sweet treats. Whether they’re on a diet, following a strict regime or making a physique for a particular role, they always manage to squeeze in some of their favourite foods. Here’s a look at who you think may gorge only on salads and what they actually indulge in:

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma loves food, despite the fact that her physique may not indicate it. She understands how to strike a balance between eating healthily and overindulging while maintaining her fitness routine and palate. On a recent trip to Kolkata, she indulged in sweet and fried specialities to her heart’s content.

Alia Bhatt

The video of Alia Bhatt freaking out on cheese balls is legendary. But while the viral video showed her is like for unhealthy treats, the actor adores everything from burgers to cupcakes. She is a regular at the gym and maintains a gruelling fitness routine and a healthy diet with three meals a day.

Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri’s love for food and fashion is no secret. She shares videos of herself cooking up a storm on her social media handle.

Deepika Padukone

This athletic actress really adores cake and chocolate. She frequently uploads videos of herself enjoying dessert while travelling with her husband or in between shoots.

Sara Ali Khan

Sara’s weight-loss journey has motivated a lot of people. The actor, who once claimed to weigh 96 kg, continues to consume her favourite foods while working out in the gym and now even sports abs.

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal like sweets… a lot! He proclaimed his love for dessert and published images of himself enjoying cakes and ice cream.

Varun Dhawan

Don’t let Varun Dhawan’s six or eight pack fool you! For all those hours spent in the gym cheat days involve food like pizza, cheesecake, and noodles. He also wraps up his filming schedules with meals.

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IFFI off to a dazzling start in Goa

Speaking on the occasion, Anurag Thakur said that the Covid pandemic was a challenging time, yet India has put up its best show in two fields — cinema and sports…reports Asian Lite News

The 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) kicked off here on Sunday with the participation of filmmakers and cinema lovers from across the globe.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur, MoS I&B L. Murugan, MoS Tourism Shripad Naik, Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Actors Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty, Manoj Bajpayee, Paresh Rawal and ‘RRR’ writer V. Vijayendra Prasad were felicitated on the occasion for their contributions to the film industry.

The opening ceremony was held at the Syama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium in Taleigao.

The Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon veteran director Carlos Saura, who along with Luis Bunuel and Pedro Almodovar is considered to be one of Spain’s most renowned filmmakers. The award was received by his daughter Anna Saura Ramon, while Carlos Saura thanked the IFFI organisers virtually.

Speaking on the occasion, Anurag Thakur said that the Covid pandemic was a challenging time, yet India has put up its best show in two fields — cinema and sports.

“It has been our vision that we embrace new platforms such as OTTs and make them inclusive part of the festival,” he said.

Thakur also urged people to send suggestions to make the next IFFI even better.

“This is such a destination that no place can replace Goa (as IFFI host),” he said.

“We don’t have dearth of talent, infrastructure, shooting sites etc. Hence, we need to trust ourselves and make India the hub of filmmaking,” Thakur added.

The nine-day festival featuring 280 films from 79 countries opened with the Austrian film ‘Alma and Oskar’, directed by Dieter Berner, while Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi’s ‘Perfect Number’ will be the closing film.

France is the ‘Spotlight’ country this year and eight films will be screened under the ‘Country Focus’ package.

As many as 25 feature films and 19 non-feature films from India will be showcased in the ‘Indian Panorama’ section, while 183 films will be a part of the international section.

The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in collaboration with Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) is organising the nine-day event, which will conclude on November 28.

The second edition of ’75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’, an initiative by the Ministry of Broadcasting and Information, is another attraction this year.

With 23 ‘Masterclasses’ and ‘In Conversation’ sessions with eminent filmmakers and actors, it promises to be an exciting week ahead.

There will be a masterclass in screenwriting by V. Vijayendra Prasad, on editing by A. Sreekar Prasad while Anupam Kher will conduct a masterclass in acting.

The ‘In-conversation’ sessions will feature Asha Parekh, Prasoon Joshi, Aanand L. Rai, R. Balki and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, among others.

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‘It’s time to act to put society on the right track’

Talking about the violence meted out to women as a result of caste discrimination, the actress said: “When our sisters are raped and hung on trees by upper-caste goons, there’s hardly any word about it.”…reports Asian Lite News

Award-winning Malayalam and Tamil actress Parvathy Thiruvothu flagged instances of ‘honour killing’, rape and oppression of the minorities to make a case for cinema addressing what all is going wrong in our society.

The actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming streaming movie “Wonder Women”, spoke on Tuesday and shared her thoughts about speaking up on the need to highlight these issues as a moral responsibility.

“Wonder Woman” is an English-language film directed by Anjali Menon with an all-woman cast. It is about five pregnant women confronting their deep-rooted problems as they come together for pre-natal classes.

Talking about the violence meted out to women as a result of caste discrimination, the actress said: “When our sisters are raped and hung on trees by upper-caste goons, there’s hardly any word about it.”

She then made a reference to the Karnataka hijab row without actually mentioning it. “There’s hardly any noise around for women who want to dress up in the way they want to as per their beliefs. Ours is a democratic country, after all,” she said.

Answering a question from on the ongoing persecution of women in Iran, the actress said: “I don’t have any reaction to matters such as these. I have stopped reacting; I feel we are way past giving reactions. It’s the time to act so that we can put society on the right track.”

Iran is seeing enormous protests after the death of a woman named Mahsa Amini while she was in the custody of the ‘morality police’ for allegedly wearing her hijab improperly. The protests have spread across the country and have fuelled global anger.

Parvathy Thiruvothu (Instagram)

Parvathy noted: “When there’s so much oppression happening on the Gaza strip, the Palestinians are being attacked, there are so many social media reactions, but when oppression happens in our neighbouring villages, it doesn’t draw as much attention. Caste murders for instance are still referred to as honour killings when in reality they’re simply caste killings.”

She added: “I’m not saying that we shouldn’t say anything about what is happening internationally, but it is our duty to raise our voices against oppression in any part of the world. And I have always said this: ‘If you want to be international, be as local as possible.’ First, let us address issues at home and then we can hope that the domino effect of countering oppression spreads out across the borders and helps people in other parts of the world.”

“Wonder Women” will drop on SonyLIV on November 18.

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To the new age of film promotion

Another one that comes to mind is following their attempt to make a sequel to their 1978 musical blockbuster ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ – ‘Jaan Pehchan’ in 2011. It was a disaster. They engaged with the media in Mumbai, but to no avail…writes Vinod Mirani

After ages, one saw a dignified and sensible promotion campaign for a film. It is ‘Uunchai’, a tricky theme about the friendship of three senior citizens out on an adventure. This, coming from a production house that is known to make family socials and love stories. Actually, the campaign is not selling only the film. It is marketing the Rajshri brand!

What is heartening is that even after 76 years, the Rajshri brand still survives and is as active as ever – a close, family-built and -owned film company that has seen and survived the onslaught of the fly-by-night corporate film production houses that spend millions on proposals and not films.

The Rajshris never believed in this new-age promotion of films. I don’t even remember the company releasing teasers or ads on television channels. And, with ‘Uunchai’, they are sparing no media. On television, the campaign is everywhere, be it ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ or ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. What is more, the campaign is led by none other than Sooraj Barjatya, the face of the Rajshri banner, the creative head/brain/face. The man was always shy of facing the media. He has taken the lead to promote this film, his latest presentation after ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in 2015.

It is not as if the Rajshris did not indulge the media. I remember when the company was launching Madhuri Dixit with ‘Abodh’, a press conference was called to introduce her at the then Ambassador Hotel on Marine Drive in Mumbai. Of course, being a Rajshri PC, it was a high-tea affair at 4 p.m. They were not into cocktails-and-dinner-type PCs. Their media interactions were limited.

Another one that comes to mind is following their attempt to make a sequel to their 1978 musical blockbuster ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ – ‘Jaan Pehchan’ in 2011. It was a disaster. They engaged with the media in Mumbai, but to no avail.

You watch these supposedly subtle promotions of films on the various television shows. Like, ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, ‘Indian Idol’, and so on. Usually, you don’t see a film being promoted on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Here, there’s no scope for buffoonery on the part of the stars and the customary appeal they deliver at the end: “Please see our such and such forthcoming film”!

The Rajshris knew when they needed the media. During the making of ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, they would screen the film for a select few during various stages of its making as it was the first film Sooraj Barjatya was helming. These were called trial shows. The first invitation was when the film was about eight reels in the cans.

The Rajshris knew it all because they were deep into the business of cinema, be it production, distribution and exhibition, as in controlling numerous cinemas. They produced films with a very tight budget and were the only company to have a distribution office in all circuits across the country and, among the many films they released, they also released ‘Sholay’ in a few circuits.

The Rajshris were making successful films till the time when they got carried away and launched 12 -14 films simultaneously. That really hurt the company’s business profile. The films may have incurred losses at the time, but, today, in this digital age, they are worth a lot. The banner regained its glory when the new-generation family member, Sooraj Barjatya, made his debut with ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, followed by ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!’.

Now, when aged actors are still portraying themselves as dashing young men on screen, Sooraj has dared to come up with a film, Uunchai, where the three main actors play their age. The film is about friendship. And, usually, films on friendship do not fail.


The difference here is that the television promotion campaigns are all built around the film and do not pander to the TV shows. Sooraj Barjatya has tried to revive the 1960s storytelling in 2022. Such a film as this takes a few days to grow and the Rajshris have engaged limited screens to let that happen.

Hindi Films’ Poor Run Overseas Too

Filmmakers giving out inflated box-office figures to the media and posting them on social media has become a norm now. A few media people are even bribed to endorse these claims. But there are two sides to a coin and, similarly, social media also has people with ‘For’ and ‘Against’ viewpoints. So, in the end, it is all a futile exercise. People see through them.

Now, even film stars, from Akshay Kumar to Amitabh Bachchan, lament the missing audience in the cinemas. But there are also some irresponsible and foolish actors who make public statements, like “we are not asking audiences to come watch our movies!”

Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Tapasee Pannu and Alia Bhatt went on the record with such comments! Who do you think films are made for? Only for the stars to make money? But where will the money to pay you come from if you tell the audience that you don’t need them.

Coming back to box-office performances, the production houses loved to flaunt the figures of the overseas business along with the domestic figures. It is surprising therefore that no filmmaker or star has boasted about the overseas business of his film recently! Why not flaunt inflated collection figures like the way they do with the domestic business?

Is it probably because all ticket sales are accounted for? That they are available to the public as the ticket sales happen?

All that, but most of all because the overseas business is as poor as it is in India. In most cases, the lifetime collection of recent releases are less than even the opening day collections of films that hit the screens, say, a couple or three years back!

Take a look at the figures of the recent films of Akshay Kumar: ‘Bachchhan Paandey’, ‘Raksha Bandhan’, ‘Ram Setu’ and ‘Mission Mangal’ are way below films such as ‘Good Newwz’ and ‘Kesari’ in the overseas market.

The lifetime collections of ‘Ram Setu’ are $2,26,461, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ $4,83,245 and ‘Bachchaan Pandey’ $6,54,582, against the first day of ‘Good Newwz’ ($13,83,892) and ‘Kesari’ ($12,96,688)! These are collection figures from the UK, UAE, Australia and New Zealand. All figures are in US$.

Bachchan Pandey

This falling collection trend is not limited to just Akshay Kumar films. Figures of Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ compare poorly with ‘Dangal’, despite a six-year gap between their releases.

‘Dangal’ opened with $24,51,000 in UAE, as against $6,06,000 in the case of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’! A mere 25 per cent. Even in Turkiye, where Aamir visited the presidential palace, ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ could manage just $29,700 opening compared with $56,400 of ‘Dangal’.

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‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ to be released in April

The film has other elements of a quintessential KJo film as well — an ensemble and a lot, definitely a lot of drama is expected…reports Asian Lite News

Bollywood filmmaker-producer Karan Johar is returning to direction after his last outing ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ with his next movie which has quite a long title but is about what Karan and the Indian audience loves at large – a love story.

What’s interesting is that the film, titled ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ (love story is literally in the title itself), has set its release date for April next year.

Karan Johar

KJo took to his Instagram to share the news of the film’s release date. He shared a long note on his Instagram which stated: “After 7 years, it’s time for me to return to my first home – the cinemas. I had the absolute honour of working with not one, but many illustrious actors on the set of my film.”

The film has other elements of a quintessential KJo film as well — an ensemble and a lot, definitely a lot of drama is expected.

The note further read: “The familial nostalgic feeling of an ensemble cast, creating music that captivates the hearts and a story that runs deep to the roots of our family traditions. It’s that time again to huddle with your family and friends, buy popcorn and witness just sheer love & entertainment unfold on the big screen.”

KJo added: “We’re overwhelmed and impatiently excited to finally inform … Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani in cinemas on 28th April 2023.”

Prior to announcing the release date of the film, Karan posted a poem on his Instagram Stories, to reveal some interesting facts about the star cast which includes Ranveer, Alia Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi and Jaya Bachchan, and has Pritam as the music director and Amitabh Bhattacharya as the lyricist.

The poem translated to “Love will be revived after 7 years with music by Pritam and Amitabh Bhattacharya matching his tune. Alia will star in the film and Ranveer will have a blast, what a pair, what a film.”

It concluded by noting: “Jaya will be in an unseen avatar and you will fall in love with Shabana. Dharmendra’s swag is still intact, we are coming and this is a fact. So wait for the evening for my message. This film is for every age group – young ones to senior citizens).”

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