Karan Johar‘s next directorial, Takht is one of the most awaited Bollywood movies. But the filmmaker is nervous about his upcoming project. KJo, who was in conversation with Rajeev Masand at the 10th Jagran Film Festival shared the reason why.
This is the film that’ll get me nervous. I’ve not been nervous in the other experiences because they’ve always been about people I know. But I don’t know these people. To get into the heads of Shah Jahan, Dara Shukoh and Aurangzeb, I had to do a lot of reading, researching, soul searching to understand their minds about their ambitions, failings, highs and lows in the 16th century. It’s not something I can comprehend easily.
He further shared that there will be certain expectations due to the kind of film this is. And the story will have to be told in the right dramatic way because it’s a relevant piece of history.
If you read anything about Dara Shukoh and Aurangzeb, they were relevant to history and are relevant even today, their ethos is relevant even today. When you see the film you’ll probably realise what I’m talking about.
Takht boasts of a fantastic ensemble which includes Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Anil Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, and Janhvi Kapoor. Karan also spoke about the actors of his film.
The actors are all great, they are friends. Some of them I’ve known for years, have worked with before, some I’m supremely happy working for the first time. I’m not worried about them because they’re equally invested in the film as I am.
Takht has been written by Sumit Roy and the dialogues are penned by Hussain Haidry.