The poster, final star cast and release date of Kalank (previously titled Shiddat) was revealed today and Twitter is unable to keep calm. Apart from Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, it brings together Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit as an onscreen couple after 21 years (Mahaanta – 1997). The social media platform is flooded with tweets from movie buffs about how they are waiting to see what producer Karan Johar and director Abhishek Varman have instore for them when Kalank hits screen on April 19, 2019.

We are around the close of the first quarter of 2018 and it’s a little over a year for the film’s release and we already have one of the most looked forward to films of next year. To up your already heightened curiosity about the film, here are some lesser known facts about Kalank that every cine buff should know. If the film hasn’t caught your attention or your fancy as yet, we are sure these details about the epic project will.

Here is all that you need to know about Kalank starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur

Kalank is a period film set in the 1940s. The makers chose the title keeping in mind the plot of the film.

The film was planned 15 years ago by Yash Johar and Karan Johar. It is finally being made now.

The film is directed by Abhishek Varman who previously helmed 2 States – It released on 18 April 2014, Kalank is announced on 18 April 2018, the release will be on 19 April 2019. Coincidence or a planned move?

While Madhuri and Sanjay; Varun and Alia have worked together earlier, Kanlak brings together the fresh pair of Sonakshi and Aditya.

Kalank is btw the fourth film where Varun-Alia are teaming up, after Student Of The Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

The film might have a Pakistan connect. Yash Johar had spent a lot of time researching the 1940s eras and also travelled to Lahore to get a better understanding of creating a Pakistan from the 40s. Now, with KJo stepping in, we might still see some Pakistan in the film.

With Kalank releasing in 2019, we will see Sanjay Dutt in two period films the next year. His Panipat is set for a December 2019 release.

The entire star cast of the film is excited to be part of the project and Kalank has already got thumbs up from cine buffs, film industry and trade experts. It is one of the films that has ‘hit’ written all over it. We cannot wait for April 2019 and the fact that we have a year long wait before we see the epic saga is killing us! What about you?