Karan Johar announces A-list cast for new film ‘Kalank’
Indian filmmaker Karan Johar has given a green light to his father’s project that had been 15 years in the making.
Titled Kalank the film is a historical drama set in the 1940s and goes beyond borders, according to reports in the Indian Express.
Karan’s father Yash Johar had reportedly been hands-on with the research on the project as he was rumoured to have even travelled to Lahore to create a Pakistan from the ’40s.
The film will be featuring an ensemble consisting of some of the most powerful names in Bollywood. Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha will be gracing the screen for the project.
Talking about the film, Johar said he was excited about the project which had been 15 years in the making.
“Kalank has been an emotional journey for me. It is a gem of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago and a film that was in a pre-production stage helmed by my father. I am now proud to pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of director Abhishek Varman. Kalank has a beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.”
Stars of the film took to Twitter to show their excitement about the film.
Proud & excited to announce our EPIC DRAMA #KALANK
Releasing April 19th, 2019
Directed by Abhishek Varman
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 18, 2018
KALANK- an EPIC DRAMA! So so sooo excited to be working with these phenomenal beautiful actors!!! Directed by my dearest friend #AbhishekVarman ? Next year.. here we come.. @MadhuriDixit @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapoor pic.twitter.com/nyuRWy2hFd
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 18, 2018
an EPIC DRAMA #KALANK Releases April 19th, 2019 Directed by Abhishek Varman@abhivarman @sonakshisinha @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #AdityaRoyKapur @duttsanjay @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @NGEMovies #SajidNadiadwala pic.twitter.com/ezODSZZLJj
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 18, 2018
#KALANK, an epic drama directed by @abhivarman – Releasing April 19th, 2019.@MadhuriDixit @sonakshisinha @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #AdityaRoyKapur @karanjohar #SajidNadiadwala @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @NGEMovies pic.twitter.com/iq2Ehe9X2L
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) April 18, 2018