Indian filmmaker Karan Johar has revealed the cast and release date of his upcoming project Kalank that has been 15 years in the making. The movie will be directed by Abhishek Varman and will star Madhuri Dixit in the lead (in place of Sridevi) as well as Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt.
According to reports, ‘Kalank’ is reportedly an epic emotional historical drama set in the 1940s and might be another partition story.
Karan’s father Yash Johar had reportedly been hands-on with the research on the project as he was rumored to have even traveled to Lahore for locations.
“Kalank has been an emotional journey for me. It is a gem of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago and a film that was in a pre-production stage helmed by my father. I am now proud to pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of director Abhishek Varman. Kalank has a beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.”, said filmmaker Karan Johar.
The cast of the film took to Twitter to show their excitement about the film
Proud & excited to announce our EPIC DRAMA #KALANK
Releasing April 19th, 2019
Directed by Abhishek Varman
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 18, 2018
KALANK- an EPIC DRAMA! So so sooo excited to be working with these phenomenal beautiful actors!!! Directed by my dearest friend #AbhishekVarman 🙌 Next year.. here we come.. @MadhuriDixit @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapoor pic.twitter.com/nyuRWy2hFd
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 18, 2018
an EPIC DRAMA #KALANK Releases April 19th, 2019 Directed by Abhishek Varman@abhivarman @sonakshisinha @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #AdityaRoyKapur @duttsanjay @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @NGEMovies #SajidNadiadwala pic.twitter.com/ezODSZZLJj
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) April 18, 2018
#KALANK, an epic drama directed by @abhivarman – Releasing April 19th, 2019.@MadhuriDixit @sonakshisinha @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #AdityaRoyKapur @karanjohar #SajidNadiadwala @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @NGEMovies pic.twitter.com/iq2Ehe9X2L
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) April 18, 2018
The film ‘Kalank’ is slated for release on April 19, 2019.
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