Takht: Karan Johar ropes in Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Janhvi Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and others for his next directorialhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/takht-karan-johar-alia-bhatt-ranveer-singh-janhvi-kapoor-5298675/

Takht: Karan Johar ropes in Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Janhvi Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and others for his next directorial

Takht revolves around the battle for the throne of the Mughal empire. Directed by Karan Johar, the period drama stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor among others.

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Takht will bring Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor together on the silver screen.

Karan Johar announced his next directorial, Takht, on Thursday morning. The film stars Bollywood A-listers like Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor. Karan’s will be helming a full-length feature film after a gap of two years. He last helmed Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Takht revolves around the battle for the throne of the Mughal empire. “An incredible story embedded in history…An epic battle for the majestic Mughal throne… A story of a family, of ambition, of greed, of betrayal, of love & of succession…TAKHT is about WAR for LOVE….,” wrote Karan on Twitter. In his next tweet, the filmmaker revealed the cast of his film. He tweeted, “I am so excited and honoured to announce the lead cast of #TAKHT.”

Ranveer Singh, who is already filming a Karan Johar production Simmba, expressed his excitement about the grand project. “Proud, excited & honoured to be a part of KARAN JOHAR’S MULTI-STARRER HISTORICAL MAGNUM OPUS. #TAKHT,” read a tweet on his Twitter handle. Kalank actor Alia also shared the news of her doing another KJo film. She wrote, “Back where I begun.. to my roots! So so so so excited to be a part of this historical magnum opus! TAKHT! Directed by the one and ONLY! @karanjohar” The other members of the cast also said they are “thrilled and honoured” to be a part of the magnum opus.

Scheduled for a 2020 release, Takht’s screenplay is by Sumit Roy and the dialogues of the film are written by Hussain Haidry. Apart from Takht, Karan is all set to present films like Student Of The Year 2, Simmba, Kesari, Kalank, Brahmastra and Ranbhoomi under the banner of Dharma Productions.

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Follow all the latest updates about Takht, starring Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor.

Aftab Shivdasani wished Karan Johar for Takht

"Looks amazing my friend @karanjohar .. Here’s wishing you and your incredible team the best for this new journey. Love. 👍🏼❤️," tweeted Aftab. 

Aanand L Rai on Takht

Preity Zinta on Takht

Preity Zinta shared on Twitter, "All the best for #TAKHT @karanjohar ! So looking forward to it 👍😘 Refreshing to see you in a new Avtaar & ofcourse this stellar cast together. Wow ! You totally surprised me Loads of love ❤️❤️❤️ #Lookingforward #perioddrama #Kjo #Ting"

Alia Bhatt on Takht

Alia Bhatt posted on Twitter, "Back where I begun.. to my roots! So so so so excited to be a part of this historical magnum opus! TAKHT! Directed by the one and ONLY! @karanjohar @RanveerOfficial #KareenaKapoorKhan @vickykaushal09 @psbhumi #JanhviKapoor @AnilKapoor @DharmaMovies @apoorvamehta18"

Meghna Gulzar on Takht

Siddharth Kannan on Takht

Siddharth Kannan wrote on Twitter, "Gosh!!! What an ensemble cast.Get set ready for #Takht. Heartiest congratulations @Karanjohar & @apoorvamehta18 for your upcoming magnum opus. @RanveerOfficial #KareenaKapoorKhan @aliaa08, @vickykaushal09, #JanhviKapoor, @psbhumi @AnilKapoor #HirooYashJohar @DharmaMovies #SidK"

Divya Dutta on Takht

Bhumi Pednekar on Takht

Bhumi Pednekar tweeted, "Super-excited to be a part of KARAN JOHAR’S MULTI-STARRER HISTORICAL MAGNUM OPUS. #TAKHT @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies"

Anil Kapoor on Takht

Anil Kapoor said, "Thrilled to be a part of @karanjohar 's historical magnum opus with a stellar cast! Watch out for more! #TAKHT @dharmamovies @apoorvamehta18"

Varun Dhawan on Takht

"Congratulations and best of luck karan. I know how passionate you are about this one. Whattta cast@ get ready for #TAKHT," Varun Dhawan said via Twitter.

Ekta Kapoor on Takht

Ranveer Singh on Takht

Ranveer Singh shared on Twitter, "Proud, excited & honoured to be a part of KARAN JOHAR’S MULTI-STARRER HISTORICAL MAGNUM OPUS. #TAKHT @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies #TAKHT @karanjohar #KareenaKapoorKhan @aliaa08 @vickykaushal09 @psbhumi #JanhviKapoor @AnilKapoor #HirooYashJohar @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies"

Milap Zaveri on Takht

Shashank Khaitan on Takht

Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan posted on Twitter, "An Incredible story ... A Massive star cast ... in the hands of An Amazing Director ... welcome to the world of #TAKHT ... Super excited ... @karanjohar this is going to be EPIC ... yuhoo... @DharmaMovies @apoorvamehta18 @sumit_roy_ @hussainhaidry @NotSoSnob"

Farah Khan on Takht

Farah Khan wrote on Twitter, "Let me the 1st to wish ( n only coz I wake up the earliest)my dear friend @karanjohar on the announcement of his grand new film #Takht .. kill it karu🎉"

Takht is probably the biggest casting coup since K3G, says Akshaye Rathi

Film trade analyst Akshaye Rathi tweeted, "#KareenaKapoorKhan, @aliaa08 @psbhumi @AnilKapoor #JanhviKapoor @vickykaushal09 along with @RanveerOfficial is probably the biggest casting coup @DharmaMovies has pulled off since #K3G! Exciting times ahead for the trade & more importantly, the audience! #TAKHT"