Here’s something no one knows about Karan Johar’s ambitious Takht. It’s Johar’s most expensive , lavish, ambitious and epic film to date.
The budget, we hear, leaves Karan’s earlier opuses like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, KabhiAlvida Na Kehna and Agneepath far behind.I mention these three Dharma Production, as so far they were the most expensive films Karan Johar had produced.
Takht with its estimated budget of Rs.250 crores leaves the other Johar epics far behind.Apparently the star-studded historical will cut no corners.
Says a source in the know, “Every star Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednkar and Vicky Kaushal, is being paid his or her market price. They’d have happily taken a cut for Karan’s sake.But Karan insisted on paying them their market price.”
Would Takht be more costly than Karan Johar’s underproduction sci-fi/mythological Brahmastra?
This Ayan Mukerjee-directed opus starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Nagajuna has gone way over-budget.
Sources say, Takht could be an even more expensive production.
“That’s why Karan was insistent that Ayan announce the release date of the long-delayed Brahmastra before shooting Takht. The release date for Brahmastra is now out( 4 December 2020) and Karan starts shooting Takht in March 2020,” says the source.
Incidentally the poster of Takht was leaked accidentally in an email sent out by Karan Johar’s marketing team .
Fans of Dharma films love such accidents.