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Karan Johar, one of the most influential filmmakers in Indian cinema, has announced his next big-ticket venture Kalank. To be helmed by 2 States fame Abhishek Verman, the multi-starrer stars some of the biggest names from the industry, including Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur.

Confirming the same, Karan Johar said in a statement, “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 a pre-production stage helmed by my father…am now proud to pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of our director Abhishek Varman! A beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.”

Karan will co-produce Kalank with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios. “18th April 2014, 2 States had released. 18th April 2019 Kalank begins its journey. This multi starrer with a story will cross all borders, under the capable direction of Abhishek Varman. It be historic in the true sense of the word…I am genuinely happy to be back with the team Fox Star and Karan Johar. This film is special to all of us!!,” Sajid Nadiadwala said.

Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios added, “Our creative and strategic partnership with Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the powerhouses of the industry has been successful and rewarding. Our association with Dharma gave us an excellent opportunity to be associated with 100 crore hits like Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil and with NGE, we presented back to back blockbusters – Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2. We, at Fox Star Studios, are proud to be presenting Kalank, a movie with a stellar and power-packed cast of today’s era. With Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala coming together, it will be a path breaker and great team to work.”

Kalank will hit screens on 19th April 2019.