One of Dharma Productions’ upcoming releases is Takht, a period drama tracing the relationship between Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his brother, Dara Shukoh. The film has an ensemble star cast – Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar. Interesting line-up, isn’t it?! Enough to raise our anticipation.
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Presenting #TAKHT directed by Karan Johar. Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta. Screenplay by Sumit Roy. Starring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. Releasing Christmas, 24.12.2021 Principal photography begins in March. . #HirooYashJohar @karanjohar @apoorva1972 #SumitRoy #KareenaKapoorKhan @aliaabhatt @vickykaushal09 @bhumipednekar @janhvikapoor @anilskapoor @somenmishra @dharmamovies
At the trailer launch of Dharma’s latest production, Bhoot: The Haunted Ship, KJo was asked how he plans to strike a balance in Takht as period dramas in Bollywood have often been about hatred for another religion(s). The director had the perfect response. As per DNA, he said:
You’re talking to someone who has directed My Name is Khan. My sensitivities to religions across the world will always be on point. That’s something I believe as a human being and as a citizen of this great country and of the world. Sensitivity to everyone and everything is something we take very deep care of. Takht is not a story I wrote, history wrote that story. I’m only telling it.
Well said, Karan!