Karan Johar penned a long note on Instagram as his directorial comeback Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani made it to the ₹200 crore club at the global box office. The film stars Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in the lead.
Dedicating the success of the film to cast and crew members, Karan talked about how he nearly collapsed and thought he needed an IV drip due to anxiety during the film release.
Karan wrote, “Prior to the release of this film, I felt that at any point of time, I would need an IV drip and was near collapse!! The question I asked myself was — is it the long 7 year gap? Or the anxiety built over the last 3 years. Or the fact that we live in an ambiguous box office time. Whatever the real reason is — I was a bonafide mess! But the Friday, 28th of July, I felt nothing but gratitude, validation and sheer joy. This film is truly a product of team energy & love.
“I want to first express my deepest gratitude to the writing forces of this film — Shashank Kahitan & Sumit Roy, who guided me through the narrative journey of our film. Special mention to Ishita Moitra, who brought so much humour, introspection and cinema drama to the screenplay. This entire writing process would not have been possible without the creative governance & brilliance of Somen Mishra,” Karan added.
The Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani director went on to individually thank the cast and crew members of the film.
Coming to Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, he said, “To Rocky & Rani, I have a separate love letter I want to write to you but I want to say you’re the most indispensable part of this prem kahaani. Both of you, not only made the film what it is but also gave me so much energy from the love you gave me. I love you both to the moon & back – and I hope and pray that I get to work with you soon again.”