With only a day left before the release of Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are leaving no stone unturned in terms of promotions. Helmed by Karan Johar, the makers have already unveiled four songs from the film – ‘Tum Kya Mile’, ‘What Jhumka’, ‘Ve Kamaleya’ and ‘Dhindhora Baje Re’. The film also stars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Bengali actors Tota Roy Chowdhury and Churni Ganguly. The latter play parents to Alia Bhatt.
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani: Churni Ganguly defends the Bengali stereotypes in Karan Johar movie: “Portraits of Tagore are something you see in many Bengali houses”
In the promo of the film, Ranveer Singh mistakes Rabindranath Tagore's photo for Alia's character Rani's grandfather which came under scrutiny for using Bengali stereotypes. However, Churni Ganguly says that the film doesn't display the stereotypes but something that's prevalent. Speaking to News18, she said, “There are certain events that have gradually crept into the Bengali system but if you want to project a family as quintessentially Bengali, you need to include these things. I think that things like Ranveer’s character addressing Rabindranath Tagore as dadaji worked well for us. Portraits of Tagore are something you see in many Bengali houses."
She went onto add, “When you’ve to project a Bengali family, you need to refer to certain stereotypes. These aren’t even stereotypes. According to me, it’s all essentially ‘very Bengali’. We still don’t wear lehengas at our weddings; we’ve still stuck to our sarees."
She shared her experience of working with Karan Johar and said, “The one thing that I found out was that Karan isn’t one of those people who sits at the monitor and directs his actors. He was a very active director on the floor. When we exchanged numbers, he told me that if there’s anything about the character that I needed to discuss be it any questions or the prep, I should talk to him immediately."
Viacom18 Studios and Dharma Productions present A Dharma Productions film, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, and Apoorva Mehta is all set to hit the big screen on July 28, 2023.
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