Karan Johar draws inspiration from Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Karan Johar draws inspiration from Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna for his new film
The upcoming Bollywood film, "Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani," directed by Karan Johar, may have drawn inspiration from the real-life relationship of Bollywood power couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna. In a recent interview with Mid-Day, Karan Johar revealed that his interactions with Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna may have subconsciously influenced the storyline and characters of his new directorial venture.
Inspiration from the couple
Karan Johar acknowledged that the deep and genuine friendship within Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna's marriage might have served as a source of inspiration for the lead characters in his film. He shared that he has spent time dining and hanging out with the couple and has observed a remarkable camaraderie between them. Akshay finds Twinkle hilarious, and she reciprocates the sentiment, albeit for different reasons. Karan Johar believes that their relationship demonstrates that love can transcend societal boundaries and expectations. He emphasized that people often confine themselves to certain comfort zones when seeking a relationship, but love can unexpectedly blossom anywhere.
Akshay and Twinkle's journey
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna's love story began on the sets of the 1999 action film "International Khiladi." Their on-screen chemistry translated into a real-life romance, culminating in their marriage in 2001. The couple has since welcomed a son named Aarav and a daughter named Nitara into their family.
Akshay Kumar's association
Akshay Kumar has collaborated with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions on several projects, including "Brothers" (2015), "Kesari" (2019), "Good Newwz" (2019), "Sooryavanshi" (2021), and the recent release "Selfiee." Their professional relationship has added depth to their personal bond. In "Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani," the film's protagonist, Rocky (played by Ranveer Singh), a charismatic Punjabi businessman from West Delhi, falls in love with Rani (Alia Bhatt), a progressive Bengali journalist. This film, inspired by the genuine connection between Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, explores the idea that love knows no boundaries or societal divisions.