Karan Johar’s upcoming directorial ‘Takht’ is the next big saga from the house of Dharma. The period-drama is slated to go on floors in the month of December, this year. Karan Johar interacted with a leading national daily, and said that the film is so ‘rich in texture’ and has all the ‘troupes’ required of court politics.
The film has a unique ensemble star cast – comprising Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, and Anil Kapoor. Karan Johar told Hindustan Times that feels that its a first for all the actors to play a part like this, yet somehow they all fit perfectly together. He said –
It’s an unusual mix of talent. They are actors who have walked the parallel path, we have the superstar dynamic with Kareena, 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.
Johar believes that it has all the trappings required of the genre, but it’s heart is elsewhere.
It’s a period saga and a spectacle, and will have all the trappings of the genre. But at heart, it’s a family film which strongly revolves around the emotions of one family.”
So is Takht Karan Johar’s big return to the business of film-making centered around problems of families? “Actually, it is. It’s my return to making a strong, emotional and dynamic family film,” said Johar.
In an earlier interview to another leading platform, Karan Johar had talked about Takht, saying-
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.
Takht goes on floors in December 2019, and is slated to release in December 2020.