Rocky Aur Rani ‘subconsciously’ inspired by THIS real life Bollywood couple

By: Priyal Joshi

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, a current love comedy starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, was a huge box office hit. After over 7 years, the movie marked director Karan Johar’s return to the director’s chair. With its contemporary perspective on relationships and families, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani won over reviewers and audiences. It also has Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra, and Shabana Azmi in key roles. The fans were enthralled by the on-screen chemistry between Alia and Ranveer as well as the love narrative of their characters. Rocky and Rani’s love story may have been “subconsciously” influenced by a famous Bollywood pair, according to a recent interview with Karan.

Speaking about Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, Karan Johar said he might have unwittingly used one of his favorite Bollywood couples as an influence for Rocky and Rani. According to Karan, the real-life relationship between the main characters in his movie was inspired by the romance between Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar. The filmmaker said, “Maybe subconsciously (I got inspired). They have a tremendous friendship in their marriage. I’ve had dinners with them, meals with them, hung out with them. And there’s a terrific kind of comfort in their camaraderie.” Karan further added, “He finds her hilarious, she finds him hilarious, for different reasons. So I felt it wasn’t impossible for people who come from two different demographics of society, two stratas, to actually find love. It’s like we put ourselves in boxes. Like when we’re finding a relationship, we put ourselves in places where we’re comfortable. But tomorrow, you can fall in love with someone anywhere.”

Starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in the lead role, the film grossed over Rs 350 crore worldwide. The film is now available on OTT on digital streaming platform Amazon Prime Video.