Karan Johar made everyone sit up when he announced Takht.
The mega-budget multi-starrer featuring some of the biggest contemporary
Bollywood stars is the filmmaker’s first historical. The film traces the
relationship between Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and his brother, Dara Shukoh.
While Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the idealistic Dara, Vicky Kaushal is
the self-obsessed, tyrannical ruler Aurangzeb. The film also stars Anil Kapoor,
Bhumi Pednekar and Kareena Kapoor Khan. In fact, and we were the first one to
confirm, Alia Bhatt is also a part of the film where she has been paired with
Vicky. The two have shared screen space before in the critically acclaimed and
commercially successful Raazi and we can’t wait to see them together again.
While that is in the know, the fact that Alia didn’t know
about the story of Takht, until recently, is news. In an interview with
Hindustan Times, Alia confessed that she said yes to the ambitious project
after one phone call from the filmmaker. She said, “Honestly, I don’t know
what Takht is about. Karan called me one day and said, ‘I am making this film
and you have to be a part of it.’ So, I said, ‘Okay, I am not even listening to
the script; you know I’ve to be a part of it.’ It’s only recently when we were
in Bulgaria that I said, ‘accha bata do kya kar rahi hoon main film mein.’ But
I’d do this only with Karan because he is somebody whom I will blindly work
with.” She also added, “Even if I am doing something, I will drop it
all to work with him. That’s how much I love and owe him.”
Ranveer Singh will be romancing Janhvi Kapoor. KJo is
donning the director’s mantle two years after the blockbuster, Ae Dil Hai
Mushkil. In between, he directed a story in Lust Stories but then it was for
the web, as a part of an anthology. Even for Alia, big moolah is riding on her
shoulders with Takht. Others in the pipeline are Gully Boy alongside Ranveer
and Brahmastra with beau Ranbir Kapoor.
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