Starring the likes of Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor, Singh is all geared up to work with them all, as Deccan Chronicle reports him explain, “The story is on such delicious scale and there’s so much meat in it. It’s going to be special because he has a stellar cast. I have worked with Alia and Anil Kapoor before. Vicky is somebody whom I wanted to collaborate with; Kareena is someone who I am crazy about, and Janhvi is so promising and also someone who I am keen to work with. Moreover, Bhumi took my auditions in ‘Band Bajaa Baraat’ (2010) and now she is working in this film. It’s crazy and this is damn exciting.”
Talking about Johar, Singh went on to express how this project has brought out another side to Johar that he had never witnessed before. “He is a lighthearted man in his demeanor, but behind that, he is a serious and passionate filmmaker. Here’s he offering me a film and there’s something different about him. His eyes are different; his body language is different, and his voice is different. I saw a different side of Karan that was a complete revelation to me. There was just this sheer great desire to make this film.”
‘Takht’ will be Johar’s first venture into the period drama genre, and being one to make mainly modern family commercial films, there was much speculation as the weather he’s be able to pull this off. When questioned about this, Singh made his support and trust in Johar crystal clear. “People don’t understand that ‘K3G’ (2001) is a family film and it’s about internal dynamics of family and Takht is same at its core. What period it’s set in? And what costumes they are wearing? The world is just a decoration. At the core, it’s a family drama about love, greed, ambition, betrayal, brotherhood, and dynamics between father, son, brothers, and sisters all this compiles the essence of the story.”
With a stellar star cast and what looks to be a very interesting story line, this is definitely one film all are beginning to eagerly wait for.