Karan Johar Announces His Next Film Takht Based On The Story Of Mughal Reign


New Delhi: Karan Johar has announced his next, Takht, and with this film set during Mughal reign, he is all set to make a historical for the first time. The film is not only all set to be an epic, its star cast is phenomenal too. Takht (meaning the throne and implies a seat of power), is a drama set in the Mughal times and will star Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt in the lead. They will be ably supported by Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and hottest new star kid on the block, Janhvi Kapoor.

Taking to Twitter to make the big announcement, Karan 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....” While Karan has not revealed the story of the film, speculation says it will revolve around the war between siblings Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb.

What’s special is also that Karan has chosen to give a long deserved respect to the writers. He mentions that Sumit Roy has written the screenplay and Hussain Haidry and Sumit Roy have jointly written the dialogues.

The film’s story itself seems to be magical going by Karan’s tweet. It is set in the Mughal era and will deal with myriad emotions -- love, betrayal, family, ambition, greed and succession. Takht is the war for love. By choosing Ranveer and Kareena as his lead cast, Karan has bowled his first googly as there will be palpable excitement with regard to this casting.

Ranveer is among the most successful stars of this generation, with a chunk of successes under his belt, many being historical. Kareena, meanwhile, is a star like none other. Her marriage and motherhood, has done little to dent her appeal. In fact, if anything, the success of her last film, Veere Di Wedding ends the notion that married women with children can’t succeed in Bollywood.


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