After a few reports of Karan Johar’s ambitious project ‘Takht’ being shelved surfaced, KJo today confirmed that the news is untrue. He told: “Takht is not shelved. It’s just delayed.”
The filmmaker had announced his magnum opus Takht with a star cast in August 2019. KJo even said the film would go on floors the following month. However, the film production was put on hold owing to COVID-19. Some sources also stated that the team developing it have been going through a hard time to sort their creative differences and be on the same page.
The director had earlier revealed that Takht, which is a period drama, will trace the relationship of warring brothers, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (Ranveer Singh) and Dara Shikoh (Vicky Kaushal). The movie, produced by Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor.
Now that shooting of films has resumed, Dharma Production’s pending projects like Jugg Jugg Jeeyo, Bhahmastra and Liger will be prioritised. Once these projects are completed, Johar will restart work on Takht.