Alia Bhatt says she doesn’t know the story of her upcoming film, Takht, which is being directed by Karan Johar. The actress is going to begin shooting for the film mid-year but she has an absolute no idea about it. Alia talked to a leading daily and revealed that Karan just called her one day to tell her that he wants her to act in a film. She added that because the filmmaker is her mentor and she has immense love and respect for him, she just gave her nod without thinking anything.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, she said, “Honestly, I don’t know what Takht is about. Karan called me one day and said, ‘I am making this film and you have to be a part of it.’ So, I said, ‘Okay, I am not even listening to the script; you know I’ve to be a part of it.’ It’s only recently when we were in Bulgaria that I said, ‘accha bata do kya kar rahi hoon main film mein.’
She added, “But I’d do this only with Karan because he is somebody whom I will blindly work with. So, even if I am doing something, I will drop it all to work with him. That’s how much I love and owe him”.
Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar (Photo Courtesy: Getty Images)
The actress is currently gearing up for the release of Zoya Akhtar’s directorial, Gully Boy, which also features Ranveer Singh. The film is slated for release on February 14. She has got two other big budget films releasing this year. Dharma Productions’ Kalank, in which she is paired opposite Varun Dhawan, is hitting the theatres on April 19; Brahmastra, with Ranbir Kapoor, is set to be the big Christmas release on December 20.
Meanwhile, Takht is a Mughal drama which has got a stellar star-cast. Apart from Alia, Ranveer, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor are also a part of the film. While Alia is clueless, Ranveer seems quite confident about the film. In an interview recently, he opened up on how Takht is like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Karan’s previous film. He told Deccan Chronicle, “People don’t understand that K3G is a family film and it’s about internal dynamics of family and Takht is the same at its core. What period it’s set in? And what costumes they are wearing? The world is just a decoration. At the core, it’s a family drama about love, greed, ambition, betrayal, brotherhood, and dynamics between father, son, brothers, and sisters. All this compiles the essence of the story”.