After seeing how Karan Johar’s Kalank took a nosedive at the box-office, one might think that Karan Johar will drop the idea of making Takht. In fact, there were rumors about the same, but a report from Deccan Chronicle says otherwise. That is Kjo’s much ambitious project, Takht remains unaffected by Kalank’s failure and you will be shocked to learn the budget of Takht as well.
A source close to the project shared with Deccan Chronicle,
“The budget of the film is indeed sky-high. But there was never a re-think over doing Takht. The failure of Kalank has nothing to do with Takht.”
Things will be a lot different this time. While Kalank was an Abhishek Varman directorial, Karan will himself stand behind the camera this time. The source further shared,
“Kalank was directed by Abhishek Varman, whereas Takht is being directed by Karan himself, his directorial undertaking since Ae Dil Hai Mushkil three years ago, and yes his most ambitious film to date.”
Concluding the shared information the source further shared,
“Karan’s film would cost anything from Rs 180-200 crore. Supplementary finances are being negotiated at this very moment.”
Moreover, Takht’s cast will be unique in itself. It will have Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Anil Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Jhanvi Kapoor in the lead roles. And the movie is set to hit the silver screens in 2020.
Learning from the past, it has been proved time and around, all across the world that whenever it comes to quality entertainment, both budget and big names in the cast are not essential to the mixture. In fact, a lot of films that were made in India and made it to international award festivals were made with relevant budgets and similarly a relevant cast but with no expectations to make it big, so that the quality isn’t compromised upon in the name of show and quantity. We just hope like Kalank, the makers don’t compromise on the content of the film.