Bollywood’s upcoming Kalank has become the most anticipated film of the year not just because of its stellar cast but the character each one is playing in the film. The movie is originally the concept of Karan Johar’s late father Yash Johar.
After Alia Bhatt revealed what inspired her to do the character of Roop in the film, Sanam Saeed in iconic play Zindagi Gulzar Hai as Kashaf, now, Bollywood superstar Sanju too, has something to add about Pakistan in an emotional story.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, who plays Balraj in the film revealed the reason for signing the movie saying the character depicted in the film has an emotional connection to his father and his roots in Pakistan. The film is set in pre-partition Pakistan.
“During the shoot of Gumrah, Yash uncle had briefly mentioned the story. Dharma Productions is like family; so when Karan approached me with the film, I had to do it. It is also a coincidence that my character is named Balraj, which is my father’s [Sunil Dutt] real name. He too came from Pakistan during Partition, so it has an emotional connect,” he said.
Kalank will mark the reunion of Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt after 22 years. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur.
The film is slated to release on April 17.