Buzz has it that Ekta Kapoor is gearing up to launch the television version of director Karan Johar’s superhit film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

The film, which hit screens in 2001, starred some of the biggest superstars of the Hindi film industry, including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Ekta wants to match up to the grandeur of the movie and hence has decided to cast some popular faces from the small screen for her mega-budgeted show, tentatively titled Dil Hi Toh Hai.

Reportedly, Kapoor has already finalized Bijay Anand, Ritu Vij, Geetanjali Tikekar and Abhinav Kapoor for the show. Furthermore, we hear that she has now roped in her favourite Rajat Tokas to play the male lead in the series.

Yes, Rajat, who rose to fame after playing the title role of Prithviraj Chauhan in the show Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan and later cemented his position with shows such as Jodha Akbar and Chandra Nandini, will play the lead character in the television version of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The actor also plays a pivotal role in Balaji Telefilms’ Naagin 3.

Dil Hi Toh Hai is expected to hit the airwaves on Sony Entertainment Television.