Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani was released on July 28, 2023. Veteran stars Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, and Jaya Bachchan also starred in Karan Johar’s directorial.
On the film’s success, Karan penned an emotional note on Instagram.
He wrote, “Prior to the release of this film, I felt that at any point of time, I would need an IV drip and was near collapse!! The question I asked myself was – is it the long 7-year gap? Or the anxiety built over the last 3 years. Or the fact that we live in an ambiguous box office time. Whatever the real reason is – I was a bonafide mess! But the Friday, the 28th of July, I felt nothing but gratitude, validation, and sheer joy. This film is truly a product of team energy & love.”
He expressed gratitude to the writers, dress designers, and musicians of the film and wrote, “I want to first express my deepest gratitude to the writing forces of this film – Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy, who guided me through the narrative journey of our film. Special mention to Ishita Moitra, who brought so much humour, introspection, and cinema drama to the screenplay and crackling dialogues. This entire writing process would not have been possible without the creative governance & brilliance of Somen Mishra.”
“To my best friend and the couture maverick, Manish Malhotra, and to the supremely talented Eka Lakhani for matching the sari to Gucci with equal elan! Manush Nandan – for painting every frame so so beautifully. The maestro editor, Nitin Baid for keeping me in check! The aesthetic force and the best hug in town – Amrita. To Sohel & Debu Da, for taking us to the finish line with sheer expertise. To my absolute favourite Pritam da and his entire team – for creating and weaving musical magic that enhanced every scene of the film. To Amitabh Bhattacharya for his genius mind!!” he added.
The film marked Ranveer and Alia’s second collaboration after Gully Boy.