Why Is ‘Khela Hobe’ From Rocky Aur Rani Trailer Making News?

The 'Khela Hobe' moment from 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani' has increased Bengali audience's expectations from the upcoming romantic drama film.

Avishka Tandon
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Still From 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani' Trailer

Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani is the buzz of the town as the Karan Johar directorial is sparking memes and comparisons on the internet. However, a particular moment from the trailer grabbed the attention of the Bengali audience because of a popular reference.

Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani is the distinctive story of two opposite people falling in love with each other and their love being opposed by their equally opposite families. However, the film will have a 'family switch' drama which will decide the couple's fate.

While Ranveer Singh plays the role of a loud Punjabi man Rocky Randhawa, Alia Bhatt plays Rani Chatterjee, who comes from an educated Bengali background. While Punjabi and Bengali references were expected from the film, the trailer mentioned the popular phrase 'Khela Hobe', which has left the Bengali audience excited.

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What Is 'Khela Hobe' Significant Here?


For the unversed, khela hobe is a Bengali phrase which translates to 'game on'. The phrase became immensely popular when it was used by Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister used it during the political campaign of the State Assembly Elections of 2021 in West Bengal.

The slogan was the essence of TMC's campaign and was a part of many political campaign songs and caricatures. In the movie's trailer, Rani can be seen using it to refer to the war between the families to break the couple apart.

The moment was noticed by many Bengali fans, including Derek O'Brien, TMC MP, who shared the trailer on Twitter and wrote, "Alia Bhatt spouts a winning line!" The film dropped its trailer on Tuesday, which has now gone viral. The film is a popular subject of memes because of its song Tum Kya Mile which was even trolled by Ranveer Singh himself in his new Instagram video. Netizens also pointed out Singh's 'Capri' look and compared their chemistry to other on-screen couples that have danced in the snow.

Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani stars Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Aamir Bashir, Churni Ganguly, Kshitee Jog and Anjali Anand in pivotal roles along with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. The film marks Karan Johar's 25th anniversary as a director and is written by Shashank Khaitan, Ishita Moitra and Sumit Roy. The film is all set to release in the theatres on July 28.

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