Karan Johar on Takht: My sensitivities to religions across the world will always be on point


Instagram: Karan Johar
Instagram: Karan Johar

Karan Johar’s next directorial Takht has been in the news from the day it has been announced. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. The movie is about the war between Shah Jahan’s sons Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb who were the contenders of his throne.

Recently, Karan Johar attended the trailer launch of his production venture Bhoot: The Haunted Ship. At the event, Karan was asked about Bollywood being criticised for endorsing Islamophobia and how cautious he is about not including it in his movie Takht. To which the filmmaker said, “You are talking to a filmmaker who has directed a film called My Name Is Khan. My sensitivities to religions across the world will always be on point. That’s something I believe as a human being and as a citizen of this great country and generally as a world citizen. Sensitivity to everyone and everything is something we take very deep care of. Also, Takht is not a story I wrote, history wrote that story. I’m only telling it.”

It was a few days ago when Karan announced the release date of the film by sharing a motion a poster on Instagram. He posted, “Presenting #TAKHT Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta Screenplay by Sumit Roy Starring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor AND Anil Kapoor Releasing Christmas, 24.12.2021 Principal photography begins in March #HirooYashJohar @apoorva1972 @ranveersingh #KareenaKapoorKhan @aliaabhatt @vickykaushal09 @bhumipednekar @janhvikapoor @anilskapoor @somenmishra @dharmamovies.”


Takht is slated to release on 24th December 2021.