Dawn Punjab Bureau : Karan Johar films are synonymous with huge ensembles. While he got superstars of 3 generations – Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Hrithik Roshan – together in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, we hear, his next film will star Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Ranveer Singh, and Alia Bhatt in lead.
“It’s a love story set against the backdrop of strong family emotions. Karan is planning to go on floors around the month of September with a 5 to 6-month schedule. It’s Karan Johar’s return to his roots of making big scale family drama’s with love story in its backdrop,” a source tells .
The movie title revolves around the name of characters played by Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. Karan will be making an official announcement of the title with Ranveer and Alia , whereas the rest of the ensemble will be revealed in days to follow.
The film marks Karan Johar’s return to direction, 5 years after Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Earlier, he was planning Takht, which has been shelved. The film in question marks first-time collaboration of Karan with Dharmendra, who will be romantically paired alongside Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi.