Karan Johar Opens Up About Inspiration Behind ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’ – Reveals Deep Connection to Personal Family Scandal

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Karan Johar Reveals Real-Life Incident Behind Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani


Karan Johar’s last directorial release Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani emerged to become a critical as well as commercial success. In a new conversation with ace designer Prabal Gurung, Karan Johar revealed the seed of the story that finally developed into the film, which was based on a real-life incident. Karan also said that he is ‘obsessed’ with the idea of infidelity.

What Karan Said

When Karan was asked about what was the idea behind Rocky Aur Rani, he shared the following:

  • There was an incident in his family involving a member with dementia who had gone back into his past love.
  • This member, despite being married, kept taking the name of a family member who turned out to be his affair partner.
  • There was drama happening around this situation, with the individuals involved being in their 80s.
  • Karan was intrigued by the scenario instead of feeling terrible about it.

Karan Talks About Infidelity

Karan mentioned his obsession with infidelity and how he made a movie about it. He stated that emotionally speaking, he is always intrigued by the idea of infidelity and how it can be a reality. He also highlighted that there is no age limit for love. The film he referred to was Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani

In the film, the character Kanwal, played by Dharmendra, suffers from dementia and repeatedly mentions the name Jamini. It is later revealed that Jamini is another woman he fell in love with during a poetry meet. The truth creates a scandal for Kanwal’s wife, portrayed by Jaya Bachchan. The roles of Kanwal and Jamini are played by Shabana Azmi. Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s characters, the grandchildren, play a crucial role in reuniting Kanwal and Jamini.

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