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Karan Johar pens emotional note on Instagram as Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani crosses Rs 200-crore milestone worldwide

The romantic drama headlined by Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh has minted Rs 109 crore nett in India and Rs 210 crore gross worldwide

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 08.08.23, 10:07 AM
Karan Johar with Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh

Karan Johar with Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh Instagram

Karan Johar penned an emotional note on Instagram on Monday as his directorial comeback film Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani (RRKPK) achieved the remarkable milestone of joining the Rs 200-crore club at the global box office.

The romantic drama has minted Rs 109.33 crore nett in India and Rs 210 crore gross worldwide, according to Box Office India estimates.

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In his note, Karan expressed his gratitude towards his team and acknowledged the cast, crew and close friends who contributed to the film's success.

“Before this film's release, I found myself on the verge of collapse, often feeling the need for an IV drip! I questioned whether it was due to the 7-year hiatus, the accumulated anxiety of the past 3 years, or the uncertain state of the box office. Whatever the underlying cause, I was undeniably overwhelmed! However, on Friday, the 28th of July, all I felt was thankfulness, validation, and unadulterated joy. This film is undoubtedly the result of collective team spirit and affection,” the filmmaker wrote.

“My heartfelt gratitude goes first and foremost to the creative minds behind the screenplay of this film — Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy, who guided me through the intricate narrative expedition. Special recognition is due to Ishita Moitra, who infused the screenplay with humor, introspection, and cinematic flair. The entire process of scripting owed its existence to the imaginative guidance and brilliance of Somen Mishra,” he added.

Talking about Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, Karan stated, “To Rocky & Rani, a distinct letter of affection awaits you, one I aspire to compose. Yet, I wish to express that you both stand as irreplaceable pillars of this 'prem kahaani' (love story). It is not solely the film's shaping that you impacted, but also the vigor you infused in me through your affection. My affection for both of you knows no bounds, and I anticipate and hope for the opportunity to collaborate with you once more in the near future.”

“I am eternally grateful to the legendary Jaya ji, Dharam ji and Shabana ji for not only lending their presence to our film but also adding gravitas to each and every moment. I am in debt forever. To the fantastic ensemble, casted by the instinctively brilliant Shanoo Sharma. Thank you Tota, Churni, Aamir, Kshitee, Namit, Anjali and Abhinav — for making this film come alive with your collective brilliance,” he went on.

He also went on to thank “couture maverick” Manish Malhotra, “supremely talented” Eka Lakhani, cinematographer Manush Nandan, editor Nitin Baid, composer Pritam, lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya, choreographers Vaibhavi Merchant, Ganesh Acharya, Remo D’Souza, Farah Khan, publicity designers Rahul and Himanshu Nanda, and his friends including Gauri Khan.

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