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Kalank teaser release highlights: Karan Johar takes a leaf out of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s book

Kalank teaser release highlights: Karan Johar's period drama stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit in pivotal roles. Here's what celebrities and fans are saying about the film's teaser.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: March 12, 2019 8:21:30 pm
kalank teaser featuring varun dhawan, alia bhatt, sanjay dutt, madhuri dixit, sonakshi sinha and aditya roy kapur Kalank teaser release highlights: Karan Johar’s production venture’s first teaser was recently released by the makers. The film will release on April 17.

Karan Johar’s period drama Kalank’s teaser is out. The movie, starring Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit among others, is helmed by Abhishek Varman. Recently, the makers had also shared the character posters of the film which gave the fans a sneak peek into the big-budget drama.

One of the first posters from the film to hit the internet was that of Varun Dhawan’s, who plays the fierce and brave Zafar. “He flirts with life and danger,” Karan had tweeted while sharing the first look. Varun himself had got emotional post the first look release and had taken to social media to share his journey of bringing Zafar alive on the big screen. The actor had earlier shared that after years he has got a character for whom he is “very excited to train for.”

Written by Abhishek Varman, Kalank has been jointly produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta. The film has music by Pritam, with reportedly special appearances by Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon.

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17:30 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Nushrat Bharucha on Kalank teaser

After watching Alia Bhatt-Varun Dhawan starrer Kalank teaser, Nushrat Bharucha wrote, "Kalank Nahi, Ishq Hai" 🔥
Got transported to an ethereal world 🤩 #KalankTeaser looks sooooo good! Can't wait to watch this eternal love story! ❤"

17:15 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Kalank family poses together
16:51 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Sonakshi Sinha's brother heaps praises on Kalank teaser

Luv Sinha took to Twitter and shared some kind words on Sonakshi Sinha starrer Kalank. The actor wrote, "Loved the #KalankTeaser . It’s a good thing April isn’t too far away. Can’t wait to watch it."

16:39 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Anil Kapoor on Kalank teaser: Simply beautiful

Anil Kapoor took to Twitter to praise Kalank teaser that released today. The actor wrote, "Intriguing, captivating & just simply beautiful! #KalankTeaser"

16:13 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Shashank Khaitan on Kalank teaser: Very intriguing

Shashank Khaitan is intrigued by Kalank's teaser. The director took to Twitter and wrote, "The Kalank teaser is just fab... what visuals ... very intriguing... All the best"

15:51 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Milap Zaveri on Kalank

Milap Zaveri took to Twitter and wrote, "EPIC is too small a word to describe this!!! MASSIVE!"

15:30 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Abhishek Bachchan wishes luck to Karan Johar

After watching Kalank teaser, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, "This is immense. Good luck all."

15:11 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Pooja Bhatt to Alia Bhatt: How stunning are you!

Pooja Bhatt is in awe of Alia Bhatt. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, "Awe inspiring yet so intimate! And how stunning are you @aliaa08 Cant wait to watch! 👍👏❤"

14:50 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Mahesh Bhatt calls Kalank an epic

Alia Bhatt's father and veteran director Mahesh Bhatt is all praise for Kalank. The filmmaker wrote, "Ahhhh now this is what an EPIC is. Loved it!"

14:32 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Akshay Kumar is looking forward to Kalank release

Akshay Kumar is looking forward to Kalank's release. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, "#KalankTeaser looks extremely intriguing but more than anything, it looks stunning! Looking forward."

14:16 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Riteish Deshmukh on Kalank: Can I pre-book my ticket now?

Ritesh Deshmukh is super impressed by Kalank teaser. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, "Outtttttstandinggggggg!!!!! #Kalank #Teaser #EPIC- I don’t need to watch the trailer .... Is there a way I can pre book my ticket NOW!!!!"

13:55 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Our take

The opulent sets, resplendent costumes, stunning dance sequences, unique characters and top-notch action sequences are the takeaways from the two-minute teaser of Abhishek Varman directorial Kalank. The official description of the video reads, “Set in 1945, in Pre-Independence India, Kalank is a tale of eternal love.”

Also read | Kalank teaser: It’s all about magnificent sets and resplendent costumes

13:40 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Have you watched the Kalank teaser yet?

13:37 (IST)12 Mar 2019
The beginning of Kalank

"The story was first discussed after we finished Kal Ho Na Ho. My dad was well-versed with the atmosphere and nature of such films. Papa was a photographer too. So he had clicked pictures for this story. But then papa passed away, and I could never get back to that project. And one day, when I told this story to Abhishek Varman, he was ready to do it. I knew the film was in the right hands. This film is beyond the box office for me as this film is my late father's dream and it is being fulfilled," says Karan Johar.

13:33 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Karan on bringing Madhuri and Sanjay together

"They are actors. They read the script and said yes for the film, just like other actors," says Karan Johar.

13:32 (IST)12 Mar 2019
It is a true ensemble film: Alia

"It is a true ensemble film. Every character is important in this film," says Alia Bhatt.

13:32 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Karan on putting female stars' names first in Kalank's credit slate

"We were brought to this universe by women. I have been brought up by some really strong women. And the women of this film are so great. Their prowess is something else. So we had to put their names first," says Karan Johar.

13:20 (IST)12 Mar 2019
It is always great to work with old colleagues: Madhuri

"We are working together almost after 20 years. It was great working with Anil Kapoor also. It is always great to work with old colleagues," says Madhuri Dixit.

13:19 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Sanjay on working with Madhuri

"I was very happy. It was nice to work with her and I look forward to working with her again," says Sanjay Dutt.

13:15 (IST)12 Mar 2019
Madhuri on replacing Sridevi in Kalank

"I was very sad about her death. I had a very heavy heart when I was approached to do this. To step in her role was difficult as I knew that she was going to do it and I would miss her. But then as an actor, I have to go past it and take it up. I will always miss her terribly," says Madhuri Dixit.

Apart from the young and vibrant lot of Varun, Alia, Sonakshi and Aditya; Kalank also marks the comeback of Khalnayak and Saajan pair Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt. Earlier, the late Sridevi was supposed to essay the role of Bahaar Begum. However, after her untimely death, the role was offered to Madhuri.

In an interview to Mid-day, Madhuri had said, “I don’t want to let her (Sridevi) down."

A lavish period movie, Kalank is set in the 1940s. It also happens to be the last movie that Karan's father and filmmaker Yash Johar had worked on. Not too long ago, the first still from the movie was shared by Karan Johar with a moving Instagram post about Kalank's genesis.

“A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago….a film I passionately believe in…the last film my father worked on before he left us….it was his dream to see this film come through….I couldn’t fulfil his dream then….my spirit was broken….but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid,” K Jo had written in the post.

Kalank will release on April 17.