Filmmaker Karan Johar announced his return to direction with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.'
On Ranveer's birthday today, Karan took to his official social media handles to make the big announcement.
Calling Ranveer and Alia his favourite people, Karan said that he is thrilled to get behind the lens.
The love story, written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan and Sumit Roy, will be released in 2022.
"Thrilled to get behind the lens with my favourite people in front of it! Presenting Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, headlined by none other than Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy. This anokhi kahani is coming to your screens in 2022," he wrote.
Sharing the same video, Alia wrote, "An exceptional love story with my favourite people! Presenting – Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, directed by the one and only Karan Johar and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy. All set to hit the screens in 2022."
On the other hand, birthday boy Ranveer wrote, "A special announcement on my special day! Presenting – Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani along with my dazzling supernova Alia Bhatt, directed by the genre himself, kaleidoscopic visionary Karan Johar, & written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy. Coming to charm you in 2022."
According to reports, Karan plans to take the film on floors around September this year.
Karan had last donned the director's hat in 2016 for Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan's film 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'.
Meanwhile, 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani' will reunite 'Gully Boy' lead pair Ranveer and Alia after three years.
On Monday evening, Karan left everyone excited even without spilling the beans of his new project.
Dharma Productions took to Twitter and wrote, "HE is back! After 5 long years, @karanjohar is returning to the director’s chair. It's time for some eternal love stories, ensemble casts, unforgettable tunes with his larger-than-life lens! Are you ready to feel those wholesome magical feelings, again?"
Meanwhile, as a producer, Karan has several films lined up. Under his production banner Dharma Productions, Karan is backing 'Sooryavanshi', directed by Rohit Shetty.
He is also co-producing 'Brahmastra' which will mark Ranbir's union with his girlfriend Alia for the first time on the silver screen. Other than that, Karan is bankrolling Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday's film 'Liger.'