Karan Johar was forced to rewrite Vicky Kaushal’s role in Takht to match Ranveer Singh?
Karan Johar’s upcoming movie Takht is reported to be one of the biggest Bollywood films of 2020. The film is also a multi-starrer historical film, which includes Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor. The movie is based on Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his brother Dara Shikoh fight for the throne.
And now that Vicky Kaushal is the talk of the town after Uri: The Surgical Strike, which was also his first blockbuster hit, Karan Johar took Vicky Kaushal’s rising star status into account and has gone back to rewriting Vicky’s role in the movie. It is reported he will now have a role equivalent to Ranveer Singh. In the movie, Vicky will essay the role of Aurangazeb whereas Ranveer will play the role of Dara Shikoh, the elder brother of Aurangzeb, and as history has it, gets killed by his brother Aurangazeb for the throne.
Talking about Takht, Karan in an earlier interview stated that Takht is the most passionate piece of material that he thinks he will ever direct. He also revealed that he is hugely passionate about it. He said that he was obsessed with the Mughal era ever since he could remember. Karan further stated, ” That’s the one part of history that I was obsessed about in terms of its visual texture, its controversial content, the political betrayal, the love, the lust, the decadence, the debauchery, the madness, the violence, everything. That era is exotic and it’s gorgeous. It’s absolutely beautiful .”
Takht is slated for release on Diwali 2020.