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'Kalank' was initially to star Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Rani Mukerji?

Karan Johar shared the first image of his upcoming production 'Kalank' Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 12, 2019, 06.10 PM (IST)

The teaser of Karan Johar's dream project 'Kalank' was released on Tuesday at a star-studded event. The period drama stars gamut of Bollywood stars including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt. And while the teaser is being praised for grandeur and opulence, a post on Twitter is doing the rounds that indicate that this was not the original cast when the film was first conceived. 

In Johar's memoir 'An Unsuitable Boy' the director mentioned how he had planned on making a pre-independence film called 'Kalank' and that it was his father, Yash Johar's dream project. Karan further mentioned that the initially the film was planned with Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Rani Mukerji in the lead but the filmmaker eventually had to drop the idea. Also see: In pics: Inside the star-studded teaser launch event of 'Kalank'

A few days back, as Johar shared the first glimpse of the film, he wrote an emotional post recalling that the film was special for him. 

Karan wrote, "A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago....a film I passionately believe in...the last film my father worked on before he left us....it was his dream to see this film come through....I couldn't fulfil his dream then....my spirit was broken....but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid....the story of turbulent relationships and eternal love has found a voice....the film has been woven,nurtured and visualised by ABHISHEK VARMAN....and the film Is KALANK!"

The film also pairs Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt- a popular onscreen pair of the '90s after 2 decades. Directed by Abhishek Varman the film is scheduled to release on 17th April. 

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In Johar's memoir 'An Unsuitable Boy' the director mentioned how he had planned on making a pre-independence film called 'Kalank' and that it was his father, Yash Johar's dream project.