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After directing Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in his last directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), filmmaker Karan Johar has announced his next film. Titled Takht, the period drama will be toplined by an ensemble cast featuring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.

Takht revolves around two warring brothers of Mughal dynasty who want to get hold of the throne. Announcing the project, KJo shared the first poster of the film on Twitter and wrote, “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….”

In his next tweet, the director of many blockbusters unveiled the star cast of the film along with the writing team. “I am so excited and honoured to announce the lead cast of #TAKHT,” read his tweet.

Apart from Takht, Karan Johar has a number of projects as a producer on his plate. Some of his upcoming films as a producer are Simmba, Student Of The Year 2, Kesari, Kalank, Brahmastra and Ranbhoomi.

Takht is scheduled to release in 2020.