Karan Johar's historical drama Takht which was announced way back in 2019, may have been shelved or delayed for unknown reasons. But, a stunning outfit designed by Manish Malhotra for the magnum opus has surfaced, and it was recently worn by cinema icon Rekha as she embraced the cover of a popular magazine.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Manish shared Rekha’s pictures wearing an archived ensemble. He even penned a long note for Rekha and shared that along with him she also had a great passion for Indian Fashion. He also pointed out that her passion is inspiring and it was a memorable experience styling and designing for her. ALSO READ | Karan Johar Clarifies 'Takht' Has Not Been Shelved; Calls The Film A Piece Of His Heart
He wrote, “Rekha Ji and I have always shared a great passion for Indian Fashion; Having worked with her for so many years now, each time has been an experience in itself. Rekha Ji always teases me about how she’s met another person who has a great eye for detail, much like herself. Her passion is inspiring, and it’s been such a memorable experience styling and designing for her for the photo shoot.”
“What has given me the most joy is watching her excitement, which was at par with me. Long hours of conversation, spending time with her for costume fittings, and a series of discussions and meetings. The pure love she has for fabrics, embroideries, and colour, a passion that we both share deeply, it’s been extraordinarily inspiring. We have a mutual admiration for each other, which is one of the reasons we make such a good team,” he added.
Speaking of Takht, the film was touted to be a historical drama that narrated the story of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his brother Dara Shikoh, and their fight for the throne. The film was likely to star Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal as Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb respectively. ALSO READ | Is Karan Johar’s Ambitious Project Takht Shelved?
The cast also featured Anil Kapoor as Shah Jahan, Kareena Kapoor as Jahanara Begum, and Alia Bhatt as Dilras Banu. Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor also were a part of this magnum opus.
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