We don’t know if we should be elated about Karan Johar‘s comparison of Takht with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, but it does prove that Takht will be bigger than anything we have ever seen from the filmmaker’s stable. Speaking to Film Companion, Karan revealed, “It’s like the K3G of the Mughal era. But it’s more extreme, there is more betrayal. It has the tropes of court politics. It’s so rich in texture.” He then assured, “It’s about two warring brothers and it’s based on facts.” It is said that Takht is about the war between Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh where Ranveer Singh will play the ruthless Mughal Emperor while Kareena Kapoor Khan will be his sister Jahananara Begum. (Also read: Janhvi Kapoor ‘still in shock’ on being a part of Karan Johar’s Takht)
Karan also spoke about the elaborate star cast that he has assembled for the film saying, “It’s an unusual mix of talent. They are actors who have walked the parallel path, we have the superstar dynamic with Kareena (Kapoor), there’s Anil Kapoor who I have never directed before – but each actor fits the part to the tee. It’s not that I have gone to them because I have access. It’s a strange dichotomy. Each one has never played a part like this and yet each one fit it perfectly.” But didn’t Ranveer play a ruthless emperor Khilji in Padmaavat? Just saying!
It is obvious for people to feel Karan Johar is trying to get into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s realm of period dramas. He too understands the implications of that comparison. “I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the comparison is very challenging. I love Sanjay’s aesthetic. The comparison scares me but I hope I can find my own voice. I hope I’m not doomed by comparison,” Karan said.