• Tuesday, September 27, 2022


Karan Johar on a recce for Takht

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

Karan Johar’s next directorial Takht stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. It is surely one of the most awaited films and Karan is currently on a recce for the locations. He is right now in Jaisalmer and then will move to Europe.

A source told a tabloid, “Karan, along with cinematographer Mitesh Mirchandani, National Award-winning art director Sabu Cyril and his assistant directors will be in the desert city for the next five days to extensively analyse the locations and plan the cinematography and set designs.”

From Jaisalmer, the team will fly to European locations like Italy and France. The source said, “He’d always planned to spend January on the final round of recce and will be exploring locations similar to the landscape of Rajasthan in countries across Europe. Massive sets will be erected everywhere—from Jaisalmer to Europe—for which a mammoth budget has been earmarked.”

While Vicky will be seen as Aurangzeb, Ranveer will portray the character of Dara Shukoh. Anil Kapoor plays the role of Shah Jahan and Kareena will be seen as Jahanara Begum. The source said,  “There will be some workshops in February with the entire cast to get a sense of their characters before moving on to the epic battle.”

Karan had announced Takht in 2018. He had tweeted, “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…. @dharmamovies @apoorvamehta18”

The shooting of the film will kickstart in March this year and the makers are planning to release the film in 2021.

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