Mumbai, October 21 - It has been a long time since filmmaker Karan Johar announced his passion project "Takht" and even announced the star cast of it. The historical drama film was supposed to hit the floors in March 2020, but the covid-19 pandemic spoiled the party and the movie was put on hold indefinitely.
With no development since the announcement, many thought the filmmaker might have dropped the idea of making this film. However, it was recently reported that the movie is still on and will take off at the right time. And now, the filmmaker himself clarified that "Takht" has not been shelved and will go on floors after his ongoing film "Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani" starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in the lead.
In a conversation with Film Companion, Karan Johar explained the reason behind the project getting delayed and also said that it will be his immediate next film after the currently on floors, romantic-comedy RRKPK. "No, I am going to make that movie right after Rocky Aur Rani. I can't let that getaway. That film is a piece of my heart. It's got two and a half years of my prep work on it. We were rearing to go", Karan told.
"I still remember we were starting on April 24 when the pandemic hit us in March. The film was so vast, voluminous and on a large scale, that on a daily basis, it needed a thousand people on set. It was that kind of film", he added.
Calling the film his passion project, Karan further said, "I will always say, Rocky Aur Rani is my excitement project, but Takht is my passion project. And you cannot run away from your passion. So right after I’m done with my excitement, I'll head towards my passion".
Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta under Dharma Productions, "Takht" was announced with an ensemble cast featuring Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead. Sumit Roy has written the screenplay.