EXCLUSIVE: Jaya Bachchan joins Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in Karan Johar’s next directorial

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EXCLUSIVE: Jaya Bachchan joins Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in Karan Johar’s next directorial
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Five years after directing Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Karan Johar is returning to direction with a romantic comedy featuring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead. While he is making an official announcement about the film tomorrow morning at 11 am, Pinkvilla has exclusively learnt that the film also features Jaya Bachchan in a pivotal role.

The yet untitled tale of romance marks Jaya Bachchan’s return to the screen after a long sabbatical, as it would be her first full fledged role in a Hindi film after more than 12 years. "Like all Karan Johar directorials, casting plays a key role on this one too and he was clear on having a formidable ensemble on board with actors from across generations. When he narrated the script to Jaya ji, it was an instant yes from her as she loved the character. The film in question is a rooted love story with strong family emotions," revealed a source close to the development, adding further that while Ranveer and Alia play lovers in the films, details of Jaya Bachchan's character has been kept under wraps.

According to the source, Karan wanted to make something light for a while now and he has finally decided on taking it forward with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. It's a rom-com and they have been toying around with multiple titles for the same. "The title of the film is centered around the two characters played by Ranveer and Alia. It's essentially a Prem Kahani of the two leads," the source added. The announcement will be made tomorrow, which coincides with Ranveer Singh's birthday. Karan informed his fans on Twitter about the new film announcement. “This is the beginning of a new journey & my way back home - all at once. It's time to go back to my favourite place, it's time to create some eternal love stories from behind the lens. A very special story, truly immersed in the roots of love and family,” he tweeted

Apart from Jaya Bachchan, the film features some more actors from the older generation and the names will be revealed in the due course of time. Jaya Bachchan has previously worked with Karan in the family drama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, which featured Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead. Ranveer and Alia on the other hand have collaborated successfully on Gully Boy. Karan was initially planning the period drama, Takht with the two of them, however, owing to the pandemic, he put the film on the back burner, planning to revisit in the near future.

Karan plans to take the film on floors around September this year. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla to know more on the same.

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Comments
Anonymous : Kangana is another worst who was taking her politics parade through Sara death, but that doesn't help make nepos rely on her... Artist cannot be compared to enterprise and hence their useless movies won't be watched... even terrorists employ large amounts of people. Can't encourage that, likewise can't encourage this Bollywood anymore. Try harder..
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Anonymous : he has given hits yes lets accept but with outsiders he's not good . he ditched the likes of Fawad Khan ( today he is not where to be found either in India or Pak ) after introducing them and promising them the moon. he better stick to his nepokids for ever and ever ...
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Anonymous : aliaa who???
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Anonymous : Kjo and Alia are done and dusted by the audience
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Anonymous : Dang, should we hear this mouse face screeching voice again ?
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Anonymous : I’m sick of seeing these nose flaring face in every damn movie
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Anonymous : Jodi number 1
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Anonymous : Super duper hitttttt
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Anonymous : Blockbuster
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Can't wait
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : All the best
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Many jealous Kangana dogs are barking here. Don't care about these dogs and bullies. They are only talking rubbish.
REPLY 5 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Would have liked to see someone else other than Alia (not bc she is not a good actress), but because KJo should try to take other actresses besides her in his films.
REPLY 11 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Flopbuster!!
REPLY 9 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : flat screen, nose flaring
REPLY 6 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : If alia is flat what about kriti anushka dp shraddha etc they are all just the same
REPLY 1 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : These two are not getting a dime of my hard earned money.
REPLY 13 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Don't give. They have enough fans.
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : NAH, i rather spend my money to see actors who didn't steal others work.
REPLY 17 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Alia does barely two films a year how is that stealing where as taapse does about six
REPLY 1 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Don’t need a KJO film
REPLY 13 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : These stars are great!
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Anonymous : Another blockbuster on its way
REPLY 7 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Another dud nonsense in making, not sure why karan Johar makes these useless content…
REPLY 17 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Director Karan Johar has zero flop films.
REPLY 5 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Special appearances by SRK, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kpoor, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Jahnvi Kapoor. Lol.
REPLY 19 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : No no no. Zyada ho jayega.
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Anonymous : Please do not judge the movie without watching it...ranveer and jaya are great actors...stop this boycott bulls*it...do you guys even realise how much the sctors,directors,producers,people making Sets,choreographer,music people,songwriters etc...put their hard work and energy in making this film..all this goes into vain because of us...seriously even a small person who cleans vanity vans etc gets paid...because of your boycott and Kangana blind followers these people get affected...f*ck you all
REPLY 11 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Thanks for saying this. Thank god someone said this.
REPLY 4 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : GUys please do not boycott this...wTH isn’t wrong with you all SSR ki death S.E. kuch Lena dena nahi tha...agar hota toh isle family members kyu kuch nahi bolre...kyu ki they know all this is wrong..they are blaming rhea not nepotism...get thus in you’re heads...all this stupider isn’t done by Kangana. And as the lawyer said Kanganas facts are baseless and irreverent in this case...
REPLY 8 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Thank you for understanding and not judging.
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Anonymous : Ganging Nepo should shunned
REPLY 18 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Senseless baat mat kr
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Flop karo Nepo bulywood ko!
REPLY 16 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : You are a Nonsense and nasty person.
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Flop to Hagna hai aur wo fake nepo fighter aur cyber bully b hai
REPLY 5 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Their chemistry is amazing in make my trip ads. I hope he gets to bring that side out in the romcom
REPLY 13 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : It's a romcom ?
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago
Anonymous : Romcom +family drama
REPLY 3 4 weeks ago