After donning the director’s hat in 2016 for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Karan Johar will be directing a period-drama titled Takht. The film which was announced recently stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor. Ever since its announcement, fans have been eagerly waiting to see more from the makers of this flick. While nothing much about the film is out yet, in an interview with IANS, Karan revealed that the film is based on true events.
The film is based on a true historical event that transpired… It is embedded in history and that is why it is important to tell the way it was.
While Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat faced a lot of backlash, Karan added that his flick is not his interpretation, it showcases what happened back in time.
It is not my interpretation of history but what happened then. The story is based on the Mughal empire and what people know… Every writer and director has their interpretation of history, but in this case, we are not creating anything. It is based on the historical facts and we are doing it with a lot of dignity.
Talking about the Bajirao Mastani filmmaker, Johar said,
I think Mr Bhansali has achieved some of the most beautiful pieces of cinema, his work is of a beautiful canvas. I am an admirer of his work as a fraternity member. But my film cannot be compared to what I have done or anybody else has done.
Karan also revealed that casting for the film wasn’t easy.
Partially yes, but eventually I am happy with the cast that I have. I think this is one film that I am directing where I took some time to reach the cast.
Now that the filmmaker has spoken about the period drama, we cannot wait, to witness, it.