There were reports that Karan Johar's most ambitious project Takht which brings together an ensemble cast of Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, has been shelved due to the financial crunch caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the country. However, it seems like the reports are far from the truth. Karan Johar has reportedly confirmed that Takht is just delayed, not shelved.
“Takht is not shelved. It’s just delayed,” Karan Johar was quoted as saying by Subhash K Jha in an article published in Spotboye. The report further states that Karan has been prioritizing the pending work post the pandemic. Jugg Jugg Jiyo which stars Varun Dhawan Kiaran Advani, Neetu Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, is on the verge of completion. The next in line would be Bhahmastra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt followed by Vijay Deverakonda’s Hindi debut Liger. After the completion of the mentioned projects, KJo will start working on Takht.
Takht is a historical drama about the Mughal rivalry for the throne between Aurangzeb and his brother Dara Shukoh. While Ranveer Singh plays Dara, Vicky is cast as Aurangzeb. The movie came in the line of fire after a controversial tweet by the film's writer Hussain Haidry about Hindus. Majority of the tweets have been directed towards filmmaker Karan Johar, urging him to remove Hussain from the team of Takht, or else they would boycott the period drama.
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