Karan Johar's 'Takht' now has a release date

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 29, 2019, 05.08 PM(IST)

Karan Johar's next 'Takht' Photograph:( Twitter )

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‘Takht’ will have an ensemble cast comprising Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Anil Kapoor.

Filmmaker Karan Johar’s upcoming ambitious project, ‘Takht’ now has a release date.

Karan shared an Instagram story with the poster of the film in focus that reads, “December 2020”. The poster can be seen on the wall of the Dharma Productions’ office. The story then brings to focus other posters of Karan Johar’s films.

‘Takht’ will have an ensemble cast comprising Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Anil Kapoor.

It will be the story of two Mughal brothers, Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb and their sister Jahanara Begum. While Ranveer will be playing Dara Shikoh, Vicky will essay Aurangzeb’s character. Anil will reportedly play Shah Jahan and Kareena may essay the role of his daughter, Jahanara.

Karan, on an earlier occasion, had spoken about the film. He said, “Takht is the most passionate piece of material that I think I will ever direct. I’m hugely passionate about it. 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.”

He had also said, “It’s like the K3G of the Mughal era. But it’s more extreme, there is more betrayal. It has the tropes of court politics. It’s so rich in texture.”