Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt join forces for the 12th time for an explosive action thriller

Alia Bhatt, who burst onto the Bollywood scene with her debut film Student of the Year in 2012, has become a familiar face in Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Their successful collaboration has spanned 11 movies, propelling Alia to new heights of fame and establishing her as one of the industry’s leading talents.

The duo’s previous ventures, including Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kapoor & Sons, Dear Zindagi, and Raazi, have not only raked in significant box office success but have also showcased Alia’s versatility and acting prowess, garnering her widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards. Now, Alia Bhatt finds herself in the spotlight once again as she takes the lead in Karan Johar’s upcoming film, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.


According to exclusive information obtained by Pinkvilla, it has been revealed that Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar are taking their partnership to new heights with their 12th collaboration. Sources have disclosed that Alia is set to embark on an exciting new venture with Dharma Productions, venturing into unexplored territory for her—an action thriller. The project, which is currently untitled, will delve into the intriguing realm of a prison break story, presenting Alia with a unique challenge she has not tackled before.

The film will be helmed by acclaimed director Vasan Bala, renowned for his exceptional work in movies such as Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and Monica, O My Darling. With Bala’s reputation for delivering critically acclaimed and innovative cinema, expectations are running high for this upcoming action thriller.

Currently in the pre-production phase, the project is meticulously shaping up, and it is anticipated to commence filming around September of this year. Alia Bhatt’s fans, along with movie enthusiasts, eagerly await this collaboration that promises to push the boundaries of her versatility as an actress.

Following her upcoming project with Dharma Productions, Alia Bhatt’s schedule is filled with exciting ventures. She is expected to begin shooting for the film in September 2023, and once she wraps up, she will swiftly move on to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra, which is set to commence production in February 2024.

Additionally, Alia is set to make her mark in the YRF Spy Universe as the first female super-agent to receive her standalone spy film. While the espionage thriller is still in the development phase, filming is scheduled to commence in the latter half of 2024.

This YRF action spectacle will be the eighth installment in the YRF Spy Universe, joining the ranks of successful films such as Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, War, Pathaan, Tiger 3, War 2, and Tiger vs. Pathaan. Alia’s packed schedule showcases her versatility and her prominence in the industry, leaving fans eagerly anticipating her future cinematic endeavors.