Karan Johar has proved it time and again that he can bring together an ensemble star cast for a film. Takht came as the big surprise to Bollywood enthusiast. A multi-starrer in every sense, the movie features an enviable cast in Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. Ever since the announcement for the movie has been made, it has got the entire nation into a frenzy.
But do you know, Karan Johar was eager to cast Ranbir Kapoor with Ranveer Singh in his film? According to reports, instead of Vicky Kaushal, KJo had some other name in his mind to cast with Ranveer Singh and it was none other than Sanju actor Ranbir Kapoor. The role is of Ranveer’s villainous brother.
However, even though he has worked with Karan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ranbir politely rejected the role. As per a report in Pinkvilla, a source close to the film told them, “Ranbir has his plate full with Brahmastra which is going to be a three part movie. After that, he has Karan Malhotra’s Shamshera and Luv Ranjan’s next with Ajay Devgn. So he didn’t have dates to allot for this movie. Hence he had to opt out of Takht, despite loving the script and wanting to do it.”
Another media portal quoted a source, “Karan earlier wanted Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh to play brothers but Ranbir turned it down later. He had said yes first but then he changed his mind. Karan doesn’t know if he changed his mind because it’s a negative role or because he doesn’t want to do a two-hero film with Ranveer.”
Takht is a historical drama based on the life of Mughal emperor Shahjahan and his kids. Other reports mention that it would be based on Shakespeare’s King Lear. Reportedly, the movie will explore sibling rivalry. It is anticipated to be the biggest release of 2020 and is expected to go on floors next year in 2019.
We can hardly contain our excitement for Takht! What about you?