In the grand realm of Hindi cinema, few filmmakers generate as much anticipation and excitement as Karan Johar. One of his most ambitious projects, “Takht“, has been the talk of the town ever since its announcement in 2019. This historical-action drama set in the Mughal era promises to be a captivating tale of love, power and betrayal. A star-studded cast and a great director to top it all. Despite facing a lot of challenges, Karan Johar is determined to bring his masterpiece to life.

Grand vision unveiled

“Takht” offers a glimpse into the glorious Mughal Empire, with its main focus on the bitter rivalry between two princes, Aurangzeb and Dara Shukoh. The film highlights the historical accounts of his father, Shah Jahan’s intense fight for the throne after his health deteriorated. The multi-starrer features an ensemble cast including Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, and Karan Johar himself as the director.

Karan Johar’s unwavering dedication


Amidst rumors of the film being shelved, Karan Johar has come forward to clarify that “Takht” is very much alive and dear to his heart. He considers it his “passion project” and does not let it escape his grasp. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Karan remains steadfast in his determination to bring this monumental vision to the silver screen.

Takht vs Rocky and Rani’s love story

With the success of Karan Johar’s thriller project “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Love Story”, the filmmaker is now all set to shift his focus back to his true passion – “Takht”. Drawing comparisons with his iconic film “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, Karan assured fans that “Takht” will be an upgraded version of his previous masterpiece.

Project Magnitude

“Takht” promises to be a spectacle of epic proportions set in the rich tapestry of the Mughal era. The film’s scale is enormous, requiring a vast ensemble of talent and intricately detailed sets. Karan Johar’s meticulous preparation and dedication towards the two-and-a-half-year project is a testimony to the magnificence that awaits the audiences.

Battle for the throne

The heart of “Takht” lies in the intense sibling rivalry between Aurangzeb and Dara Shukoh, portrayed by Vicky Kaushal and Ranveer Singh respectively. While Dara is a liberal Muslim who embraces diverse spiritual viewpoints, Aurangzeb despises his brother’s ideology and seeks to claim the throne for himself. The film also traces the influence of other family members, including the famous Jahanara Begum, played by Kareena Kapoor Khan.

“Takht” is an ambitious endeavor that has captivated movie buffs ever since its announcement. With Karan Johar’s unwavering dedication, a stellar cast and a compelling historical narrative, the film promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience. As the film finally finds its way after braving the odds, cinephiles can gear up to witness a majestic saga of love, power and betrayal on the silver screen. Let us join hands and eagerly await the arrival of this royal spectacle that will surely leave an indelible mark in the history of Bollywood.