Karan Johar has released the first poster of his much-awaited movie Kalank which he had planned 15 years ago with his father Yash Johar. The movie will be a milestone for many reasons. It will cast Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt, the rumored old flames together after many years. Sridevi was roped for the protagonist character before her untimely death, but now Madhuri will play the role. After Student of the Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya; Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt will be seen together. The film also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapoor.
Kalank is a period drama which will be directed by Abhishek Verman who had earlier directed 2 States. The movie will be a collaboration of Dharma Productions, Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Karan Johar announced the news on Twitter stating; “Proud and excited to announce our epic drama Kalank. Releasing April 19th, 2019. Directed by Abhishek Varman. Starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt.”
Proud & excited to announce our EPIC DRAMA #KALANK
Releasing April 19th, 2019
Directed by Abhishek Varman
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 18, 2018
The movie will be set in 1940 and will go on the floor last of April. Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit were last seen in Khalnayak in 1993. Reportedly, both the actors were not in talking term post their break up. Now the movie will be a milestone for the collaboration of Sajan co-stars. Fans are happy to see that they are following the footsteps of Deepika Ranbir and Shahid Kareena.
Sanjay Dutt also tweeted “#KALANK, an epic drama directed by @abhivarman – Releasing April 19th, 2019. @MadhuriDixit @sonakshisinha @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #AdityaRoyKapur @karanjohar #SajidNadiadwala @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @NGEMovies.”
Karan Johar told in an interview; “Kalank has been an emotional journey for me! A germ of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago…a film that was in a pre-production stage helmed by my father…am now proud to Pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of our director Abhishek Varman! A beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.”
Sajid Nadiadwala also wrote,”18th April 2014, 2 States had released…18th April 2019 ‘Kalank’ begins its journey…this multi starrer with a story will cross all borders, under the capable direction of Abhishek Varman. It be historic in the true sense of the word…I am genuinely happy to be back with the team Fox Star and Karan Johar..this film is special to all of us!!”