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‘Kalank’: Karan Johar wanted to cast Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ajay Devgn and Kajol?
Karan Johar‘s ‘Kalank’ is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The epic drama has a stellar ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, and Alia Bhatt. Yesterday, Karan took to his social media handle to release the first look of the characters of the male leads. But did you know that Karan Johar earlier wanted to cast Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ajay Devgn and Kajol in this partition drama?
A couple of days back, Karan Johar took to his social media to share the first look from ‘Kalank’ with an emotional post saying the film was his father Yash Johar’s dream. With this movie, his ‘wish has found a relationship with celluloid’. Here’s his full post.
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A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago….a film I passionately believe in…the last film my father worked on before he left us….it was his dream to see this film come through….I couldn’t fulfil his dream then….my spirit was broken….but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid….the story of turbulent relationships and eternal love has found a voice….the film has been woven,nurtured and visualised by ABHISHEK VARMAN….and the film Is KALANK! Set in the 40’s but it’s heart lives on…..TOMORROW the journey begins…..am excited …anxious and emotional about this one…I do hope you join us on our path to undying love…..#KALANK
As per a report, it was Karan’s dream to cast SRK, Rani Mukerji, Ajay Devgn, and Kajol in ‘Kalank’ but his dream remained a dream. Also, there was a report that KJo wanted to cast Ranbir Kapoor too. The role of Madhuri Dixit was supposed to be played by Sridevi but due to her sudden demise, the former was offered the role.
‘Kalank’ is set against the backdrop of the 40s and is directed by Abhishek Varman. The movie is slated to release on April 19.
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