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Karan Johar’s Takht will have Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor warring over Mughal throne

Takht, to be directed by Karan Johar, will star Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal and an epic battle for the majestic Mughal throne.

bollywood Updated: Aug 09, 2018 14:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Karan Johar,Takht,Ranveer Singh
Takht, a tale of love and war, will be set in the Mughal era and will have Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ranveer Singh as its lead cast.

Karan Johar has announced his next, Takht, and with this film set during Mughal reign, he is all set to make a historical for the first time. The film is not only all set to be an epic, its star cast is phenomenal too. Takht (meaning the throne and implies a seat of power), is a drama 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 hottest new star kid on the block, 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....” While Karan has not revealed the story of the film, speculation says it will revolve around the war between siblings Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb.

What’s special is also that Karan has chosen to give a long deserved respect to the writers. He mentions that Sumit Roy has written the screenplay and Hussain Haidry and Sumit Roy have jointly written the dialogues.

The film’s story itself seems to be magical going by Karan’s tweet. It is set in the Mughal era and will deal with myriad emotions -- love, betrayal, family, ambition, greed and succession. Takht is the war for love. By choosing Ranveer and Kareena as his lead cast, Karan has bowled his first googly as there will be palpable excitement with regard to this casting.

Ranveer is among the most successful stars of this generation, with a chunk of successes under his belt, many being historical. Kareena, meanwhile, is a star like none other. Her marriage and motherhood, has done little to dent her appeal. In fact, if anything, the success of her last film, Veere Di Wedding ends the notion that married women with children can’t succeed in Bollywood.

Alia Bhatt, of course, is the safest bet for Karan, for not only is she a Dharma staple, she remains one of most talented actors among the young lot. She too took to Twitter to share her excitement at the development stating how she was getting back to where it all began. In fact, it is her tweet that revealed that Karan would direct the film. Sharing the information, she 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.”

With Bhumi and Janhvi in tow, Karan proves he is not a godfather for nothing. Janhvi was recently launched in his production, Dhadak. Takht will release in 2020.

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First Published: Aug 09, 2018 08:53 IST