Dharmendra and Jaya Bachchan to reunite on screen after 4 decades


Guwahati: Dharmendra and Jaya Bachchan, who co-starred in films like Guddi and Samadhi, will once again reunite for Karan Johar’s next project – Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.

Karan Johar has managed to pull off a casting coup of sorts for his next directorial film, which will be announced on July 6. The film-maker has got Bollywood legends Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi to headline his film. 

The film, which will mark Johar’s return to direction after five years, will star Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.  Dharmendra and Jaya Bachchan will play Ranveer’s parents. Shabana Azmi will essay Alia’s mother.

It is the first time that Dharmendra and Azmi will work with Johar, while Bachchan has been part of his directorial Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which was released in 2001.

The film is a trademark Karan Johar romantic drama. All three veteran actors play a pivotal role in the film. Apparently, the film is going to be a mature love story and it will showcase a love triangle between the three veteran actors. Dharmendra, who is otherwise known as the he-man of Bollywood, will be seen playing a romantic character. He will be seen in an avatar that he hasn’t been seen in before. 

Johar is back in the director’s chair after backing multiple projects under his production houses Dharma Productions and Dharma 2.0 and after launching Dharma Cornerstone Agency. The film-maker took to social media to share the news of him returning to direction after five years with a romantic drama.