Karan Johar surprises us with the announcement of Kalank movie with the biggest ensemble of casts of recent time. The film marks a special mention in Hindi film industry as the comeback of the super hit pair of Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt (the rumored ex-couple). Apart from them, Karan’s favorite on-screen pair Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt will also be the part of the cast along with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. The movie will be the collaboration of Dharma Production, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studio. The movie will be released on 19 April, 2019. Here are some interesting facts about this big budget movie.
Madhuri Dixit Has Started Shooting: Sridevi was the first choice of the director for the role, but after her sudden demise, Madhuri Dixit steps up to portray the character. It was a really challenging part for the director and producer to convince Madhuri to work again her former co-star Sanjay Dutt. According to the news, these two former sweethearts are not in talking term. It was Alia and Varun who kick-started the project but Madhuri joined them within few days. It can be assumed that the actress has lots of scenes with them. Madhuri told to a leading daily; “I am excited to start the shoot for Kalank today. It’s my second association with Karan Johar after Bucket List (Marathi film), which is being presented by him. It’s been a lovely journey so far. I can’t wait to begin this one.”
Varun Dhawan Celebrates His Birthday on Set: Varun Dhawan rang his 31st birthday on the movie shooting. The actor showed his level of dedication by sacrificing birthday cake. But Team Kalank had some different plan to surprise the actor. On that day, a source revealed; “Abhishek and his team has already ordered a few cakes for Varun. So there will be cake cutting on the sets, along with a lavish menu laid by the production house, specially in honour of Varun. The menu will have all of his favourite food, including different preparations of chicken.” Later Instagram videos were circulating where Varun’s cake cutting ceremony was going on along with the background singing of Alia Bhatt.
Varun Dhawan’s Rigorous Work Out: Varun Dhawan is training hard to get the perfect body for Kalank. Director Abhishek Varman has arranged gym facilities on the set for him as the actor is very much serious about his regime. His trainer Prashant Sawant is working with him to meet the fitness goal. On his birthday he posted on Twitter; “Birthday workout #nocake #KALANK @prashantsixpack.” In another Instagram video, he was seen doing tire squats to get 6 packs ab.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 28, 2018
15 Crore Lavish Set: Karan Johar’s film is known for the extravaganza of set and Kalank is going to be the biggest of all. The production house is spending 15 crores to recreate old Delhi in Film City, Mumbai. “Karan got Amrita Mahal Nakai to work on the set’s design and structure. They have created an old Delhi mohalla with a mahal, where filming is currently on. Kalank is set against the backdrop of the Partition. Since it’s based in the 1940s, the set has been designed keeping that particular period in mind,” a source close to Karan informed the media.
Kiara Advani Shoot For A Song Sequence: M. S Dhoni fame Kiara Advani will do a special appearance in the movie. She has shot a song sequence with Varun already. The actors rehearsed for four days before the final shoot. According to a leading daily, there were 500 background dancers for the large-scale scenes.
The movie is set in the background of partition in 1940. We are all eagerly waiting to watch the movie soon.