Karan Johar has a penchant for multi-starrers. Perhaps just one star-kid can’t be trusted with a big budget movie, right? (JK)
This mega-star project has been on the cards for 15 years now but the availability of its lengthy cast justifies the delay. Directed by Abhishek Varman, of 2 States fame, Kalank is a period drama set in the 1940s and not surprisingly proves to be one of the most awaited movies of all time.
Lucky for us this venture kickstarted it’s first shooting day few days back and now we’ve got major scoop we have to share with you! Here’s why we’re excited for this film.
It’s mighty star-cast
And when we say mighty we don’t just mean size-wise but also strength-wise. That’s right, this movie stars a hefty cast that has proven to be immensely talented. With Baba’s swag, Madhuri’s smile, Varun’s charm, Alia’s glamour, Aditya’s mystique and Sonakshi’s eccentricity – we certainly have a whole lot to look forward to.
The immaculate Rs.15 crore set
The men in RED and BLACK 🙂 Day 1 of #Kalank calls for a visit to set from the 3 most important people! What a way to begin the film!! @karanjohar @NGEMovies #DavidDhawan ♥️@Varun_dvn pic.twitter.com/U3iMTs912I
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 18, 2018
This ambitious period drama is based in Delhi from the 1940s, against the backdrop of the partition. The team has thus re-created the Dilli mohalla and a Shahi Mahal at the Film City in Mumbai to replicate the aura of purani Dilli. The team is also taking extra measures to keep the pictures of the set and the look of it’s cast under wraps for now. *intrigue intensifies*
Reunion of Sanjay Dutt & Madhuri Dixit
Sridevi was supposed to star opposite Sanju Baba, but Madhuri stepped in after the actor’s untimely demise. Rumour has it that Dutt and Dixit don’t get along due to some past conflicts that might be related to their apparent relationship in the 90s. This in turn led to a former denial from Sanjay, says a Dharma source, but after a lot of convincing from Karan’s end, things got sorted. The ex-couple hasn’t worked together for about 25 years now and that’s what makes this movie all the more enticing. Let’s hope nobody turns out to be a khalnayak on the sets!
Alia & Varun’s chemistry once again
Varun Dhawan might’ve failed to win Alia over in SOTY or even in real life for that matter, but these two are known for their endearing chemistry on-screen. It’s just how comfortable they look around each other and the fact that they’re besties, just makes things all the more perfect. After SOTY, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, this is the third movie that they will star in (hopefully) as lovers.
The Dharma magic awaits
KJo’s touch of gold is all it takes to turn any story into a beauty – or as we like to call it “The Dharma Magic”. We bet you all notice how all his films materialise into an aesthetically pleasing cinematic experience. And this film is all the more special to him because his dad Yash Johar was keen about it’s making, which ultimately means that he won’t leave any stones unturned. Now can you imagine the grandeur and scale of Kalank? We doubt it.
Here’s Madhuri Dixit Nene looking like a dreamboat.
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It was my honour to play such an enchanting character. Guys, here’s Bahaar Begum! #WomenOfKalank #Kalank @duttsanjay @adityaroykapur @varundvn @aliaabhatt @aslisona @abhivarman @ipritamofficial @karanjohar #SajidNadiadwala @apoorva1972 @foxstarhindi @dharmamovies @nadiadwalagrandson
Alia Bhatt, stunning as ever and pulling off the nathni so well!
Sonakshi Sinha in a perfect damsel in distress look.
Sanjay Dutt reminds us of a certain angry young man here.
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Humbled to play a magnificent character in this magnum opus. Here’s Balraj! #MenOfKalank #Kalank @adityaroykapur @varundvn @aliaabhatt @aslisona @madhuridixitnene @abhivarman @ipritamofficial @karanjohar #SajidNadiadwala @apoorva1972 @foxstarhindi @dharmamovies @nadiadwalagrandson
Who knew Varun Dhawan could pull off kajal so well?!
Lastly, Aditya Roy Kapur looking dapper in a white kurta.
Kalank will be in theatres on 17th April 2019.