Recently, Filmmaker Karan Johar has named Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh this generation’s Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. 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 appeared together in a number of movies including Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Baazigar, My Name is Khan, among others.
In a latest media chat, the filmmaker revealed, "When Ranveer and Alia face the camera, you will see that chemistry because they’re buddies, they’re friends. That friendship results in chemistry."
Presently, the filmmaker is directing the Gully Boy stars in his forthcoming movie Rocky Aur Rani ki Prem Kahani. The movie also stars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi in important roles and marks the return of Karan Johar as a director after Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). It is slated to release on February 10,2023.