Karan Johar spilled important details about his epic historical drama Takht, which has a stellar star cast including Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and Anil Kapoor.
In an interview to an entertainment portal, he said,”It’s about two warring brothers and it’s based on facts.”
There was much speculation that the film maybe based on the war between Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh with Ranveer as Aurangzeb and Kareena was to play his sister Jahanara. However, that is still unconfirmed.
KJo is known for his family dramas like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, which are set in contemporary times. Scale-wise, Takht will be his biggest film.
“It’s like the K3G of the Mughal era. But it’s more extreme, there is more betrayal. It has the tropes of court politics. It’s so rich in texture,” he said in the interview.
“I’m really petrified,” he said. “It’s not the scale. It’s also the relationship dynamics.”
Speaking about the film’s cast, KJo 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.”
The film will hit the screens in 2020.
Source: India Today