Takht: Karan Johar wanted film to be set in Mughal era for its 'love, lust, decadence, and violence'
Takht will be written by Hussain Haidry (dialogue) and Sumit Roy (screenplay, dialogue).
Karan Johar was recently a guest on Neha Dhupia's podcast, No Filter Neha, where they discussed his upcoming historical drama Takht, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor.
The film will be set during the Mughal period, which the filmmaker told Dhupia is a part of history he was obsessed with for its "visual texture, its controversial content, the political betrayal, the love, the lust, the decadence, the debauchery, the madness and the violence."
"It’s something that I’ve always chased and wanted to kind of put up there and finally when Sumit Roy, the writer, came to me with the story of Dara (Shikoh) and Aurangzeb, which is pretty much the first time I’m saying that what Takht is about. I think it is that part of history that I’m so passionate about. I can’t wait to get into the prep mode which I’ve already started off," Johar added.
Ranveer and Kaushal had recently revealed during an interaction with Rajeev Masand for News18 that they will be essaying the roles of Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb, respectively. According to Hindustan Times, it is rumoured that Anil Kapoor will play Emperor Shah Jahan while Kareena will portray the role of his daughter, Jahanara.
Takht will go on the floor sin September 2019, writes Indian Express.
Abhimanyu Dassani reacts to Meenakshi Sundareshwar controversy: 'No one tries to make a film to insult anyone'
Abhimanyu Dassani deconstructs his character from Meenakshi Sundareshwar, reacts to the film's controversy, and discusses upcoming projects.
Vanniyar Sangam issues legal notice against Jai Bhim producers for 'tarnishing community's reputation'
The notice accuses the film and its makers of spreading "false, malicious and defamatory" sentiments against the Vanniyar community.
Ahead of new album The Bridge, Sting opens up on the 'dangerous political climate', vaccine hesitancy, and more
"For me, Brexit is a personal tragedy. I'm sad for my country. Young British people have been robbed of the opportunity to experience Europe. It's insane," says 17-time Grammy Award winner Sting, whose album The Bridge releases on 19 November.