Filmmaker Karan Johar has locked the festival of Dussehra on October 22 to release his production venture Shaandaar, starring actress Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor.

Karan took to micro-blogging site Twitter to make the announcement.

"#SHAANDAARonDUSSEHRA..will release on the 22nd of October,[email protected]@aliaa08 @[email protected] @FuhSePhantom" he tweeted.

Alia, who ventured into tinsel town with Karan’s directorial Student Of The Year, too seemed excited.

"#SHAANDAARonDUSSEHRA .. 22nd October 2015 !!!! And it’s trendinggggggg," she tweeted.

The romantic film is being directed by Vikas Bahl of Queen fame, and it’s a co-production between Karan’s Dharma Productions and Phantom Films.