The announcement of Karan Johar’s upcoming directorial venture Takht was probably the biggest news of the day from the world of entertainment. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor, the film looks like Karan’s most ambitious project ever. The fact that Takht is a historical drama makes it even bigger.
He added, ‘’It’s like the K3G of the Mughal era. But it’s more extreme, there is more betrayal. It’s has the tropes of court politics. It’s so rich in texture.”
Talking about the cast of the film, Karan said, ‘’It’s an unusual mix of talent. They are actors who have walked the parallel path, we have the superstar dynamic with Kareena (Kapoor), there’s Anil Kapoor who I have never directed before – but each actor fits the part to the tee. It’s not that I have gone to them because I have access. It’s a strange dichotomy. Each one has never played a part like this and yet each one fit it perfectly.”
Karan’s film Takht is also being compared with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s recent historical saga. Talking about such comparison, Karan said, ‘’I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the comparison is very challenging. I love Sanjay’s aesthetic. The comparison scares me but I hope I can find my own voice. I hope I’m not doomed by comparison.”
Takht is slated to release in 2020. For more updates keep following COB for more updates !!