October 12 : Dharmendra, who is working with Ranveer Singh in Karan Johar’s upcoming film Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, was all praises for him while speaking about his experience of working with the Gully Boy actor in Karan’s directorial.
The veteran actor called Ranveer a “darling” and said that the Padmaavat actor doesn't have “starry airs”. Dharmandra will be seen in a pivotal role in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani along with Jaya Bachchan, Shabani Azmi, Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. Dharmendra will be seen on the big screen years after Yamla Pagla Deewana - Phir Se.
Speaking to a news portal, Dharmendra said, “Ranveer is a darling. Mujhse jab bhi milta hai buss lipatjaata hai (whenever he meets me, he hugs). He holds my hand and refuses to let go. I really like him. He is very sweet. I am happy that these young actors of today behave so normally minus all the starry airs. He is so good with his performance. I must say…he is a versatile actor.” About Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra said “Alia is a wonderful person and a nice actor”.
The veteran actor added that when he and Jaya reunited on the sets of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, they reminisced about the time they worked together on their film Guddi. “Jaya ji bohot dino baad set pe mili (I met Jayaji after a long time on the set). We shared a lot of memories from our film Guddi (1971). We have a blast on the set. I open up and mix and mingle with my co-stars," he said.
Karan Johar returned as a director after five years. He had last directed the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which released in 2016. However, he had directed short films like a part of Lust Stories and Ghost Stories. Announcing Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani on social media, Karan had written, “Thrilled to get behind the lens with my favourite people in front of it! Presenting Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, headlined by none other than Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy.”