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Karan Johar’s Takht to start rolling in February 2020

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

It was last year when Karan Johar announced that he will be directing a period drama titled Takht. The movie stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles. While the official release date of the film is not yet announced, reportedly, it will hit the screens in December 2020.

According to a report in a tabloid, the shooting of the film will kickstart in February next year and it will be a start-to-finish schedule. A source said, “The film kicks off in February with a start-to-finish schedule. Being a period film, the technical team is presently focused on the sets and locations and the script, while also deciding on the diction and mannerism of the characters. Work on the visual effects will take place simultaneously with the shoot so the film is ready on time.”

Talking about the actors’ look, the source said, “Everyone has a distinct look. While Anil will have to put on some extra kilos, Ranveer and Vicky will have to look lean and mean.”

“Every character has been inspired by history and since Ranveer has dabbled in the genre a few times in the past, from playing Peshwa Bajirao to Alauddin Khilji, the goal is to make him look different from what he has already done,” added the source.

The movie is set in the Mughal Era and reportedly Anil Kapoor will be seen as Shah Jahan, Ranveer will play the character of Dara Shukoh and Vicky Kaushal portrays the role of Aurangzeb. Talking about the actresses, while there’s not much known about Alia, Janhvi and Bhumi’s characters, it is said that Kareena will be seen as Jahanara Begum in the film.

Earlier, while talking about the film and her character, Bebo had said, “It’s a different film because I’ve not really done a period film like this. There will be a certain amount of dialect preparation, look tests that will happen. I’m also working with Karan after a very long time so I’m very excited. Hopefully, it’ll be a part which will be remembered because it’s socially relevant. It’s a strong character. The best part is it’ll be completely different than what I did in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham as Poo.”

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