As the countdown for KALANK pumps up the excitement to a new level with every passing second, here we present 5 incredible facts about the epic period drama KALANK – starring Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu.
Directed by Abhishek Varman, KALANK is repeatedly making headlines since its announcement, produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios, KALANK is set in 1945 in the pre-independence British era.
Here are the some incredible facts that make KALANK a movie not be missed.
Realizing fathers dream
KALANK is a dream nurtured since last 14 – 15 years; it’s the visualization of Karan Johar’s father – late filmmaker Yash Johar. It is said that when the producer and ace production man of his times Yash Johar visited Pakistan for a recce, the seed of KALANK was sowed. A story of love, loss, trust, betrayal and more set in pre independence India – 1945.
Initially planned with Sridevi as Bahaar Begum
Not many might know but the immortal diva – Sridevi was initially signed fifteen years ago for the role of Bahaar Begum, which is now played by Madhuri Dixit. Madhuri is a diva known for her impeccable dancing skills and it would be very interesting to watch her in a role that was initially designed for the unforgettable Sridevi.
Varun Dhawan is the KALANK?
Sorry for the probable spoiler, but what appears from the trailer, it seems that the movie revolves around Varun Dhawan who plays Zafar. A perfect setting for a potential epic blockbuster where this author assumes Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur (Dev Chaudhry) as half-brothers who come into conflict with each other in their claim for legitimacy as sons of a common father Sanjay Dutt (Balraj Chaudhry).
Alia Bhatt’s Kathak and more…
Apart from all the nostalgia, one of the prime reason and the probable take home from KALANK is undoubtedly ‘Ghar More Pardesia’, shot in all the opulence of what blockbusters are made of, Alia Bhatt’s stunning Kathak steps has made the world raving continuously. Under the guidance of the one and only Pandit Birju Maharaj – the most respected name in Kathak, Alia Bhatt in her first true-blue classical performance has made everyone excited. And that’s not all, it seems the lady who plays Roop, is on a mission here…
Who plays Varun Dhawan’s mother in KALANK?, a surprise cameo?
Now, this makes it very much interesting, if Aditya Roy Kapur (Dev Chaudhry) is the legal heir to Sanjay Dutt (Balraj Chaudhry), is Varun Dhawan Karan and Aditya Roy Kapur Arjun?. Is Varun Dhawan – Zafar, the first son of Bahaar Begum played by Madhuri Dixit?! who unfortunately gets abandoned due to fate and/or circumstances! Does Balraj Chaudhry has a secret past? Leading to the secret behind Zafar’s existence where Bahar Begam is nowhere in picture? There might be a surprise cameo by a known face over here that has been kept under wraps for all the right reason.
Anyways, the above 5 facts about KALNAK does increase the excitement level to an all new high and the wait is unbearable now… are you RAAZI as we are?!!.