Karan Johar's next film Kalank is literally an overdose of talent for everyone. Karan is not only starring everyone's darling duo Alia and Varun back together but is also reuniting the rumoured couple of the 90s Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit on-screen.
Karan announced the cast of his multi-starrer Kalank on his social media accounts on Wednesday morning. Apart from Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, the film will also feature Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapoor.
Karan tweeted: "Proud & excited to announce our EPIC DRAMA #KALANK Releasing April 19th, 2019. Directed by Abhishek Varman."
Going by the tweet, Kalank will be a period drama set in the backdrop of a different era. There is a buzz suggesting that it will showcase India in the 1940s.
Proud & excited to announce our EPIC DRAMA #KALANK Releasing April 19th, 2019 Directed by Abhishek Varman
Written by Shibani Bathija, Kalank will be directed by Abhishek Varman.
According to Taran Adarsh's tweet, the idea for the film was conceived 15 years ago.
More on #Kalank... The film, which was planned 15 years ago by Karan and his dad Yash Johar, will finally be made in 2018... Story is set in 1940s... On 18 April 2014, #2States had released. On 18 April 2018, #Kalank begins its journey...#Kalank to release on 19 April 2019. pic.twitter.com/hmlhxetpYx
With a lead cast of six talented actors, the film will be a joint production of Karan's Dharma Productions and Sajid Nadiadwala's Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Karan told a leading daily, "Kalank has been an emotional journey for me. A germ of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago; a film that was in pre-production stage helmed by my father. I am now proud to pass it on to the capable and visionary hands of our director, Abhishek. The film is a beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija, and has an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek."
Sajid Nadiadwala has revealed that "This multi-starrer has a story that will cross all borders and will be historic in the true sense of the word. I am genuinely happy to be back with the team, as this film is special to all of us."
A source from the production unit also informed the daily, "When Yash Johar was toying with the idea of making this epic drama, he had done a lot of research. He had even visited Lahore to understand how the situation could have been in the ‘40s, but he couldn’t start the project."
Sanjay and Madhuri's on-screen reunion after 25 years is a big deal as they were rumoured to be dating each other in their golden era. The alleged couple had given multiple hits including Saajan and Khalnayak. Recently, when Sanjay Dutt was asked about Madhuri by a reporter, he walked away without answering. All this behind-the-scenes drama just leaves us more intrigued!
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