After the flop of his earlier, star-studded and heavy budget film ‘Kalank’. This time, Karan Johar decided to direct his much anticipated film Takht. But, now Karan Johar is nervous about directing Takht. Again the film has heavy budget and star-studded but director is different. The main reason is that, his films are now compared with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Karan’s previous film also lost its charm to this reason. On the other hand, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for making larger-than-life films.
But now, Karan Johar is all set to take that route by directing his first period drama ‘Takht’ which has a promising ensemble cast. It includes Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor. Naturally, comparisons are between to happen between this film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s brand of cinema.
Karan Johar’s Takht
Besides being nervous directing Takht, Karan Johar said that, he is not copying anyone. His film has own energy and charm. But, it seems that does not work well with the previous film Kalank. Despite all, Karan Johar is all set to take over the reins of a director once again for his upcoming magnum opus ‘Takht’.
According to the script, Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the role of Shahjahan’s son Dara Shikoh while Vicky will be seen portraying the role of Aurangazeb in the period drama. According to latest reports, KJo has been rewriting the character of Vicky to equal Ranveer’s role in the film. Said to be playing the Mughal King, Vicky indeed seemed to have bagged a meatier role.
Vicky had recently opened up about the film and his role in the film. He reportedly stated that he is really excited for the process of ‘Takht’ to start. He revealed that it going to be a character that’s really going to demand a lot from him and that’s what you live for as an actor, to see life from a different perspective.
The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles.
In his latest media outing, Karan said, “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.”