Karan Johar Reveals Massive Star Cast For His Next Directorial, Historical Magnum Opus 'Takht'

| August 9 , 2018 , 11:41 IST

Filmmaker Karan Johar has produced more than 40 films, but has directed only 8 so far from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to the recent Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, increasing anticipation amongst fans for his next directorial venture.

Karan on Thursday announced his next directorial venture, a historical magnum opus titled 'Takht' which boasts of a massive Bollywood star cast of Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor.

Introducing Takht, Karan described it as a battle for the throne of the Mughal empire.

“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….,” wrote Karan on Twitter.

He confirmed the cast of the film in a tweet, and said “I am so excited and honoured to announce the lead cast of TAKHT.”

According to reports, Takht is the story of two brothers played by Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal. Kareena Kapoor plays the wife of Ranveer while Janhvi Kapoor is cast opposite Vicky. The details of the characters of the other stars are yet to be revealed.

Takht marks the first time that Karan Johar will attempt directing a period drama. The screenplay of the film has been given by Sumit Roy and the dialogues are by Hussain Haidry. The release of Takht has been scheduled for 2020.

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who made her debut with the Karan Johar directorial Student of The Year in 2012, termed Takht as coming back to her roots.

"Back where I begun.. to my roots! So so so so excited to be a part of this historical magnum opus! TAKHT! Directed by the one and ONLY!" Alia tweeted.