After the Bhatt-girl, it seems that Karan Johar has taken Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor under his wing. From introducing her in B-town with Kapoor’s latest venture ‘Dhadak’ to offering her magnum opus like ‘Takht’, Karan is doing every little thing to play a perfect mentor’s role to the uprising star kid.
After two years of directorial break, Karan is coming up with his new project ‘Takht’. Well, the announcement of star cast and the first look of the poster was enough to label it as a ‘big fat Indian cinema’. And after ‘Dhadak’, Karan has again roped in Janhvi for his upcoming period drama ‘Takht’. The ensemble cast of this film can make anyone’s jaw drop! ‘Takht’ will stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.
The ace filmmaker recently took to his twitter and announced the details. He posted a first look of the film’s poster and wrote, “I am so excited and honored to announce the lead cast of #Takht.” The plot is set against the backdrop of Mughal Empire. This is the story of a family, of ambition, of greed, of betrayal, of love and of succession, which revolves around an epic battle for the throne. ‘Takht’ is about war for love, disclosed KJo.
In a recent interview with a daily, Karan opened up about his upcoming project. He said, the story is all about two warring brothers and it’s based on historical facts. And ‘Takht’ will be his biggest till date, he confirmed. “He is really petrified. It’s not the scale only, it’s also the relationship dynamics” he added. Furthermore, talking about the film’s cast, which includes a number of big Bolly stars, he said, It’s an unusual mix of talent. They are the actors who have walked the parallel path.”
While, we have the superstar dynamics with Kareena, there’s Anil Kapoor with whom Karan has never worked before. Alia is a good actor and hence she has proved it in number of films before. Vicky Kushal, whom we have seen in Raju’s ‘Sanju’ is enough as an evidence and the Bhumi Pednekar, who is also known for out of the box approach in her each and every film. So, here we are making it sure that cinephiles won’t be disappointed!
“It’s not that he has gone to these stars just because of he has access, rather each actors fits the part. It’s a great dichotomy and each one has never played a part like this” Karan added.
According to sources, ‘Takht’ which means throne, will frame the historical tale of two sons of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz and the battles fought by them to win the throne. Ranveer will essay Dara Shukosh’s character and Kareena will play his sister Jahanara Begam, while Alia will play his love interest. Vicky Kushal will be seen in the pivotal role of Aurangzeb and Janhvi will play his wife.
Recently, in an interview, when Janhvi was asked about her second collaboration with KJo, she said, “She is still in shock and it hasn’t sunk in yet! It’s a big deal for her and she is so eternally grateful and feels blessed that Karan has allowed her to be a part of this journey.”
‘Takht’ is expected to go on floors by the next year and is scheduled to release in 2020. The screenplay is written by Sumit Roy, while the dialogues are given by Hussain Haidry.
While, the entire B-town is wishing him luck, here are few of the twitteratis made fun of this news by saying, “only Taimur is missing in the cast”. And once again the ace director tagged as a ‘Flag bearer of nepotism’.