The much-awaited first poster of Karan Johar produced Kalank, starring Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt, is out and is breaking the Internet as it introduces the first character. Playing the character of a ‘Zafar,’ Varun looks ferocious with kohl in eyes, pierced ears, long tresses and intense gaze. The background in red further heats up the fiery look in the poster.

Taking to her Instagram account, Alia dropped the first look and captioned it, “Zafar #MenOfKalank” (sic) while on her Twitter handle she captioned it as, “Fearless in love. Fearless for love. Super happy to present Zafar! #MenOfKalank #Kalank @Varun_dvn @MadhuriDixit @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur @sonakshisinha @abhivarman @karanjohar #SajidNadiadwala @apoorvamehta18 @foxstarhindi @DharmaMovies @NGEMovies” (sic).

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Zafar ❤️ #MenOfKalank

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Earlier, Karan had shared a glimpse from the upcoming flick and along with the still, he penned a heartfelt note revealing the idea behind the film.

Karan took to his Instagram to share the still of Varun and Alia sitting on a boat and facing their backs to the camera. Along with the picture, he wrote a heartfelt note where he mentioned about how the whole idea of Kalank came up. He wrote, “A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago….a film I passionately believe in…the last film my father worked on before he left us….it was his dream to see this film come through….I couldn’t fulfil his dream then….my spirit was broken….but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid….the story of turbulent relationships and eternal love has found a voice….the film has been woven,nurtured and visualised by ABHISHEK VARMAN….and the film Is KALANK! Set in the 40’s but it’s heart lives on…..TOMORROW the journey begins… excited …anxious and emotional about this one…I do hope you join us on our path to undying love…..#KALANK” (sic).

Directed by Abhishek Verman, Kalank is a period drama which is set in the 1940’s and is slated to hit the screens on April 19.