Karan Johar reveals more details about Takht, says, 'I'm petrified, it's an unusual mix of talent'
Karan Johar recently gave out important details about his upcoming directorial, Takht, and also compared the epic set during Mughal times to his family drama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
In an interview to a leading news website, the filmmaker reportedly revealed a few details about the film, “It’s about two warring brothers and it’s based on facts.”
The speculations that are doing rounds about the movie is that the film may be based on the war between Shahjehan’s son Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh. Rumours are that Ranveer Singh will be seen in Aurangzeb’s role and Kareena Kapoor Khan as his sister and the first lady of the Mughal Empire, Jahanara Begum. However, these details are yet to be confirmed.
Takht will be Karan’s biggest film, he confirmed. “It’s like the K3G of the Mughal era. But it’s more extreme, there is more betrayal. It has the tropes of court politics. It’s so rich in texture,” he reportedly said in the interview. “I’m really petrified. It’s not the scale. It’s also the relationship dynamics,” he said.
Speaking about the film’s cast, which includes Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Anil Kapoor, he said, “It’s an unusual mix of talent. They are actors who have walked the parallel path, we have the superstar dynamic with Kareena (Kapoor), there’s Anil Kapoor who I have never directed before – but each actor fits the part to the tee. It’s not that I have gone to them because I have access. It’s a strange dichotomy. Each one has never played a part like this and yet each one fits it perfectly.”
“I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the comparison is very challenging. I love Sanjay’s aesthetic. The comparison scares me but I hope I can find my own voice. I hope I’m not doomed by comparison,” Karan added.