Karan Johar says Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol of this generation
Director Karan Johar has named Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh this era’s Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan, who are considered one of Bollywood’s ever-green couples. Karan believes that Ranveer and Alia’s on-screen pairing comes close to Kajol and Shah Rukh, who he had cast in his debut directorial Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. While Alia and Ranveer have worked together in Zoya Akhtar’s 2019 movie Gully Boy, Kajol and Shah Rukh have shown up together in many movies including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Baazigar, My Name is Khan, among others.
In a new interaction with Rajeev Masand, the karan said, “When Ranveer and Alia face the camera, you will see that chemistry because they’re buddies, they’re friends. That friendship results in chemistry.”
In the mean time, KJo is helming the Gully Boy stars in his forthcoming movie Rocky Aur Rani ki Prem Kahani. The movie likewise features Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi in key roles and marks the arrival of Karan Johar as a director after Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). It is set to release on February 10, 2023.
During the interaction, Karan was likewise asked about his preference between Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. He replied, “I’ve had the best time working with both the talented gentlemen.” Karan Johar had previously worked with Ranbir in the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Talking about Alia Bhatt, he said, “I’ve been accused about being partial to her. I’ve been accused of always looking out for her. But I feel that with such incredible talent like that, I feel privileged.”