With Kalank , true its title, proving to be the biggest blot on its producer Karan Johar’s career, there are loud whispers doing the rounds of his ambitious costume drama Takht getting shelved.
Reports suggest that after the debacle of a costume drama like Kalank, Karan Johar and his production partners Fox-Star have done a rethink on the budget of Takht .
But here is the truth: at this very moment Karan is in New York for high-level meetings on Takht.
A very well informed source reveals, “The budget of the film is indeed skyhigh. But there was never a re-think over doing Takht. The failure of Kalank has nothing to do with Takht. Kalank was directed by Abhishek Varman whereas Takht is being directed by Karan Johar himself, his first directorial undertaking since Ae Dil Hai Mushkil three years ago and his most ambitious film to date.”
Apparently the current meetings in New York are to accrue additional funds for Takht.
“Karan’s film would cost anything from 180-200 crore rupees. Supplementary finances are being negotiated at this very moment,” says the source.
The lavish costume drama set in the Mughal era stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor. It is expected to be one of the most expensive films ever made in India.