Reports have it that Karan Johar’s long-in-the-pipeline project Takht is finally a thing of the past. In fact, two of the actors from Takht -- Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh -- are now a part of the new Karan Johar-directorial which is a zany comic take on love and romance.
A friend of Karan Johar explains why the producer-directed “exchanged” Takht with Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani -- “Takht made no sense in the present context. It was meant to be an expensive historical costume drama, a collaboration between Karan Johar’s Dharma Production and Fox-Star. But Fox-Star folded up and its replacement Disney-Hotstar has been re-examining its long-standing relationship with Dharma Productions. Takht was no longer getting Fox-Star/Disney-Hotstar collaboration. Also, it was based on Moghul history. Given the financial and political pitfalls, Karan Johar has decided to shelve Takht and do a lighthearted romantic family film.”
Takht was based on the history of Mughals in India, telling the story of Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh, and boasted of an ensemble star cast that included Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi and Anil Kapoor in lead roles.
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