Anil Kapoor has said he is looking forward to working with Karan Johar in the upcoming period-drama Takht
Karan Johar’s next film ‘Takht’ is a period drama set in the Mughal Era. It chronicles the story of the two warring Mughal prices, Aurangez and Dara Shukoh. While Ranveer Singh is playing Dara Shukoh and Vicky Kaushal plays Aurangzeb, the forever-young actor Anil Kapoor is cast as Shah Jahan in the film, Takht. Recently at a book launch, the actor was all praises for the filmmaker Karan Johar. He was grateful to the junior Johar for giving him the opportunity to be a part of this project.
“I look forward to working with him in that film and I am grateful to Karan that he gave me the opportunity to work in his film” Anil Kapoor
“I knew Karan’s dad (late Yash Johar) well. I always wanted to work with his dad but that never happened. Now, I am feeling happy that I am working with Karan in ‘Takht’. I look forward to working with him in that film and I am grateful to Karan that he gave me the opportunity to work in his film,” said Anil Kapoor, while addressing the media at the launch of author Khalid Mohamed’s book titled “The Aladia Sisters”.
Khalid Mohamed has been a journalist, editor, film critic, screenwriter and film director, and Karan Johar recalled a close association with the author for decades.
“Khalid is one of the closest people I have known since I was 12. He is one of the few people who attended my parents’ wedding. My absolute admiration for Khalid began when I started reading his film reviews because those were not only analytical, they were academic in approach and were also hysterical! They were funny. Today, when you read the current generation’s reviews who try to circumvent analysis with humour, you realise the origin of that is Khalid Mohamed,” said Karan Johar.
He added: “He (Khalid Mohamed) was the first person when it comes to media that began writing on cinema with a sense of humour. Of course, the sense of humour was invariably at the cost of films and the filmmakers and that, I suppose, was more fun when you watched the particular film. I have got really good reviews from Khalid for my films and maybe that’s the reason I am sitting here. I feel Khalid is truly a force of nature when it came to media and journalism, so I would like to congratulate him for everything he has achieved from screenwriting to (writing in) media, now as a novelist.”
The multi starrer film ‘Takht’ also casts Kareena Kapoor as Jahanara Begum and Alia Bhatt as Dilras Banu. Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor also feature in the cast.