Takht: KJo’s multi-starrer historical magnum-opus

Ace filmmaker Karan Johar has announced his next directorial and it’s huge!


The new movie of Karan Johar? Titled Takht, and it’s a period drama will star Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar. The 46-year-old Bollywood filmmaker took to social media to make the revelation. He 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….@dharmamovies @apoorvamehta18”.

In his next tweet, KJo announced the star cast of the magnum-opus, writing, “I am so excited and honoured to announce the lead cast of #TAKHT @RanveerOfficial #KareenaKapoorKhan @aliaa08 @vickykaushal09 @psbhumi #JanhviKapoor @AnilKapoor #HirooYashJohar @apoorvamehta18 @sumit_roy_ @hussainhaidry”. Takht revolves around the battle for the throne of the Mughal empire. Directed by Karan Johar, the period drama stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor among others.

Karan Johar on set
Karan Johar on set with Shah Rukh Khan.

Ranveer Singh, who is already filming a Karan Johar production Simmba, expressed his excitement about the grand project. “Proud, excited & honoured to be a part of KARAN JOHAR’S MULTI-STARRER HISTORICAL MAGNUM OPUS. #TAKHT”, read a tweet on his Twitter handle. Kalank actor Alia also shared the news of her doing another KJo film. 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”. The other members of the cast also said they are “Thrilled and honoured” to be a part of the magnum opus. After helming Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Karan will be donning the director’s hat for Takht after two years. The flick will hit the theatres in 2020.

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