Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar Karan Johar has revealed new details about his upcoming period epic, Takht. Film features an ensemble cast that includes Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal, any many others.
While making an appearance on Neha Dhupia’s talk show, ‘No Filter Neha’ the filmmaker Karan Johar discussed his upcoming film, the period drama ‘Takht’, calling it his most ambitious film.
“Takht is the most passionate piece of material that I think I will ever direct. I’m hugely passionate about it. I’m obsessed about the Mughal era ever since I can remember. That’s the one part of history that I was obsessed about in terms of its visual texture, its controversial content, the political betrayal, the love, the lust, the decadence, the debauchery, the madness, the violence, everything. That era is exotic and it’s gorgeous. It’s absolutely beautiful”, told Karan Johar.
Revealing the story plot of his much anticipated film, director of the project further revealed that Takht is the story of two brothers, Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb. It was earlier during an interview actors Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal revealed that they’d be playing Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb, respectively.
Karan Johar further added, “It’s something that I’ve always chased and wanted to kind of put up there and finally when Sumit Roy, the writer, came to me with the story of Dara and Aurangzeb, which is pretty much the first time I’m saying that what Takht is about. I think it is that part of history that I’m so passionate about. I can’t wait to get into the prep mode which I’ve already started off”.
According to media sources, the rumors are high that Anil Kapoor will play Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the film, while Kareena will play his daughter, Jahanara.
In a recent interview, Karan also said that he was empowered to make Takht after the success of the period epic hit Baahubali, which was ‘presented’ by him in the North Indian market through his Dharma Productions banner.
The film maker has got his hands full at the moment as he is also producing the star-studded Kalank, the ambitious Brahmastra and the relatively lighthearted sequel, Student of the Year 2, in 2019.