The much-awaited trailer of Kalank, starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt, is out. The makers released the teaser of the film a few weeks ago and have since released videos of the film’s songs, “Ghar More Pardesiya”, “First Class” and the film’s title track.
Directed by Abhishek Varman, who has earlier helmed 2 States, Kalank is set in the 1940s and from what the audience can gauge from the videos released so far, the film’s plot revolves around forbidden love.
With Kalank, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt will be reuniting on the silver screen after 1997’s Mahaanta. The two have worked in popular films like Saajan, Thanedaar and Khalnayak among others. The much-loved duo Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan also reunite after successful films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. The two also made their film debut together with Student of the Year.
Madhuri Dixit plays Bahaar Begum in the film and the role was initially supposed to be played by Sridevi. After her untimely demise in February 2018, Madhuri Dixit stepped in.
Kalank has already made waves with regard to its grand sets and its stellar cast. The film releases on April 17.
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Kalank trailer: Our verdict
The film certainly has the hangover of a Sanjay Leela Bhansali costume drama but it is yet to be seen how this inspiration translates on screen. Overall, Kalank is a film with quite a lot of characters and it looks like they will all have a pivotal part in taking the story forward.
In case you missed the trailer of Kalank, watch it here again
'There are many twists and turns in Kalank'
"There are many twists and turns in this film. There are so many moments about different relationships and that phase in history. So we don't want to give it all out. You all should watch it on screen when the film releases," says Varun Dhawan.
'Kalank is a turning point in my life'
"This role is important and doing this film is a turning point in my life. It is special for my career. The lady I am playing is someone who wants to keep her home safe and her family together," says Sonakshi Sinha.
Madhuri on working with Alia, Varun and Sanjay
"It was fate. We were meant to work together. All these actors are great at what they do. Sanjay sir has always been great. These characters are really grounded and have great back stories. The kind of experiences they have had, and the way the lives of all these characters are intertwined is really interesting," says Madhuri Dixit.
Varun on playing Zafar in Kalank
"Since it is a period film, I was not sure how I would identify with Zafar. I used to ask Abhishek what must have happened to Zafar in his childhood that he has turned out the way he has. He is a little arrogant in the film," says Varun Dhawan.
Varun Dhawan on Shah Rukh Khan being offered Kalank
"It was a time when Karan Johar was supposed to direct this film, and the cast was totally different. But when this story was given to Abhishek to direct, it became different," says Varun Dhawan.
'Kalank is about human dynamics'
"At the core, Kalank is about human dynamics," says Alia Bhatt.
'Abhishek Varman is a very good director'
"Abhishek Varman is a very good director. He is very soft. I love the scene between Varun, Madhuri and myself. It's a powerful scene. I loved shooting for the film," says Sanjay Dutt.
'Alia Bhatt has become a big actor now'
"Alia Bhatt has become a big actor now, and may not have dates to work with us in the future (Referring to his joke from Filmfare awards)," says Varun Dhawan.
'Mai toh Kalank hi hun'
"Mai toh Kalank hi hun. Maine kuch kalank kamaaye hain. Kuch kalank thope gayein hain. All of then have been washed away I feel," says Sanjay Dutt.
Madhuri on scenes with Alia
"Alia Bhatt and I were nervous when we were shooting the song. We both were supposed to sing a sargam together, and it was quite long. We both were finding a short cut to do it," says Madhuri Dixit.
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Kunal Khemu on Kalank
"I am a part of such an amazing cast. I have grown up watching Sanjay sir and Madhuri sir. And we have Varun, who has grown up watching my work (laughs). It will be a great film. I am waiting to watch it," says Kunal Khemu.
Aditya Roy Kapur is late!
Aditya Roy Kapur is yet to arrive. Varun Dhawan jokes that this would be Sonakshi Sinha's first and last film with Aditya because he is late.
'All the actors are exceptionally talented'
"This is my first film with Aditya Roy Kapur. It was a great experience. Everybody related to this film is great. All the actors are exceptionally talented," says Sonakshi Sinha.
Alia is "Roop ki Mallika"
At the trailer launch of Kalank, Varun Dhawan introduces Alia Bhatt as "Roop ki Mallika".
Varun and Alia turn hosts
Actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are hosting Kalank trailer launch.
Kalank trailer: Quick take
Indianexpress.com's Komal says, "The trailer looks quite impressive. The camera work, the richness and vastness of the sets, and the costumes totally stand out. The story looks more intriguing than we thought after watching the teaser. Varun, Aditya and Sonakshi look totally in their characters."
Begum Madhuri is here!
Madhuri Dixit arrives for the trailer launch of Kalank. (Express photo: Varinder Chawla)
Sonakshi looks pretty
Sonakshi Sinha poses for photographers at the trailer launch of Kalank. (Express photo: Varinder Chawla)
Alia arrives for trailer launch
Kalank actor Alia Bhatt stood out in her purple suit. (Express photo: Varinder Chawla)
Baba is here!
Sanjay Dutt arrives for Kalank trailer launch. (Express photo: Varinder Chawla)
Varun indulges fans
Varun Dhawan takes selfies with fans outside the Kalank trailer launch venue. (Express photo: Varinder Chawla)
'Kalank will leave you wanting more'
Dharma Productions wrote on Twitter, "Some stories will make your heart swoon. Some will leave you wanting more. Stay tuned, #KalankTrailer out TODAY!@duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur @Varun_dvn @aliaa08 @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman @ipritamofficial #ArijitSingh @OfficialAMITABH #Kalank"
Alia Bhatt on Kalank trailer
Alia Bhatt posted on Twitter, "Kalank trailer today! #Kalank @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman"