Karan Johar has announced that he will direct a new film, titled Takht and he has managed to have an incredible star cast including Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal among others.
There was some speculation going around about his next directorial and now that it is out, it is actually a big casting coup of modern times.
The movie, Takht is going to be about a drama which is set in the Mughal times and will star Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt in the lead. They will be ably supported by Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor.
Taking to Twitter to make the big announcement, Karan 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….”
The Screenplay is by SUMIT ROY! Dialogues by HUSSAIN HAIDRY,SUMIT ROY! And thanks to @NotSoSnob for bringing these talents to us at @DharmaMovies ! An exciting journey ahead….WRITERS are the heartbeat and soul of a film! These gentlemen lead all the way…. pic.twitter.com/hyTucBmKaG
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 9, 2018
It will deal with myriad emotions — love, betrayal, family, ambition, greed, and succession.
The screenplay is written by Sumit Roy who has previously written for the popular TV series, Sumit Sambhal Lega, Chandragupta Maurya, and for a movie, Zubaan. Hussain Haidry and Sumit Roy have jointly written the dialogues. Hussain Haidry, who is a well-known and respected poet in the Mumbai poetry circle, has previously written the lyrics for Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz.
Alia Bhatt too took to Twitter to share her excitement, wrote: “Back where I begun.. to my roots! So so so so excited to be a part of this historical magnum opus! TAKHT! Directed by the one and ONLY! @karanjohar @RanveerOfficial #KareenaKapoorKhan @vickykaushal09 @psbhumi #JanhviKapoor @AnilKapoor @DharmaMovies @apoorvamehta18.”
Back where I begun.. to my roots! So so so so excited to be a part of this historical magnum opus! TAKHT! Directed by the one and ONLY! @karanjohar@RanveerOfficial #KareenaKapoorKhan @vickykaushal09 @psbhumi #JanhviKapoor @AnilKapoor @DharmaMovies @apoorvamehta18 pic.twitter.com/MKZCo0yA5X
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) August 9, 2018
It is scheduled for 2020 release and are you excited for the movie?