Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor- all the stars are coming together in filmmaker Karan Johar’s Takht. Karan took to his Twitter handle and introduced his upcoming directorial venture and wrote, “An incredible story embedded in history… An epic battle for the majestic Mughal throne… A story of a family, of ambition, of greed, of betrayal, of love & of succession…TAKHT is about WAR for LOVE….(sic).”
I am so excited and honoured to announce the lead cast of #TAKHT@RanveerOfficial #KareenaKapoorKhan @aliaa08 @vickykaushal09 @psbhumi #JanhviKapoor @AnilKapoor #HirooYashJohar @apoorvamehta18@sumit_roy_ @hussainhaidry pic.twitter.com/ifgb8RC7uV
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 9, 2018
Recently, he dropped down significant details about his multi-starrer upcoming film. In an interview, he reveals the film will not be based on family drama like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. In an interview to the entertainment daily, he said, “It’s about two warring brothers and it’s based on facts.”
As per the rumors, Takht will be based on the story of the war between Shahjehan’s son Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh. Ranveer Singh will play the role of Aurangzeb while Kareena Kapoor Khan as his sister. Karan is known for larger-than-life family dramas like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, My Name is Khan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. And, from Takht he is going to try a new genre which is the historical drama. Further, the speculation said, it will be the biggest project of him ever.
“It’s like the K3G of the Mughal era. But it’s more extreme, there is more betrayal. It’s has the tropes of court politics. It’s so rich in texture,” he said in the interview. About the film’s cast, he said, “It’s an unusual mix of talent. They are actors who have walked the parallel path, we have the superstar dynamic with Kareena (Kapoor), there’s Anil Kapoor who I have never directed before – but each actor fits the part to the tee. It’s not that I have gone to them because I have access. It’s a strange dichotomy. Each one has never played a part like this and yet each one fit it perfectly.”
“I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the comparison is very challenging. I love Sanjay’s aesthetic. The comparison scares me but I hope I can find my own voice. I hope I’m not doomed by comparison,” Karan said.
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