Karan Johar’s new film set in Lahore is going to star Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor in a star-studded period drama…
Hello, he spent 40 crore on those three youngsters (Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra) for a paid holiday in Dharmaland! And we saw Varun’s much exposed crack. It made us do the disco deewane, aha!
What’s the new film about?
‘It’s my story researched by my father as he grew up in Lahore. Dad was very attached to what had happened during partition. I could not make it earlier and kept fighting it because it reminded me of my father. But now, I want to make it for him. I remember when he heard it he was so excited. It’s a sweeping saga and I feel it’s the best story I have thought of ever. I have cast in my head and I can only tell you that it will be a star-studded film,’KJo spoke to the press.
So the cast in his head, which we have access to, is like this – Shah Rukh Khan as main lead. Ranbir Kapoor as brother. Deepika Padukone as girlfriend of brother.
Ok wait, KJo is still processing how to do this. SRK. Ranbu. Dippy and who else… tons of people. He says ‘star studded’ so Kajol is going to be there for a song. And he will rope in his new toys… boys, Siddharth Malhotra, Saqib Saleem might feature. ‘No role haan,’ he has told them, ‘just guest appearance.’
How much is the budget? ‘Double yaar,’ Kjo justifies it by its period look. Meaning, tons of Manish Malhotralehengas and chunnis.
And chopper entry for the King Khan? ‘Two seater, The Aviator type.’
But did you know, this period film, earlier he was going to cast the Bachchankhaandaan in it. Are they still a part of it? Wait na, KJo is still processing it in his head.