Filmmaker Karan Johar's next directorial Takht was supposed to start rolling later this month. The actors have begun prep for the period drama but due to Coronavirus pandemic, productions have been halted till March 31. Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal had begun prep for the negative role in Takht.
Recently, speaking to a leading daily, he said that every character requires a certain headspace and he will get into the skin of the character once they start shooting. He said that it's a completely different world. He would get starstruck during the readings of the film with the director and the writer. He tried to understand the world they've created and how they want it to look like. He said that Takht is a big film in terms of scale and the cast. Vicky said that it took time to get the entire cast together and locations as per requirement. He said that he can't wait for the process to begin as everything is locked.
Since the productions have been halted, it seems like the shooting of the film will be delayed.
In a major casting coup, the film stars an ensemble cast of Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar.
The film is set in the Mughal era and will showcase the story of two warring brothers Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh. It will be based on the war between Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb reportedly played by Vicky Kaushal and elder brother Dara Shikoh reportedly played by Ranveer Singh. Kareena Kapoor Khan will reportedly essay the role of Aurangzeb’s sister and the first lady of the Mughal Empire, Jahanara Begum. Anil Kapoor will be reportedly starring as Shah Jahan.
Takht is set for December 2021 release.