The trailer of Karan Johar’s upcoming production venture Kalank released a few days ago and the film mesmerised us with its sheer scale and the makers have left no stone unturned to make their opus a visual delight.
The film went on floors last year and was shot for 100 days across various Indian cities like, Hyderabad, Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, Kargil, Indore and Mumbai among others. Reportedly, the makers erected a huge palace from the 40s, which sits in the centre of New Delhi, at Filmcity, Mumbai and they shelled out a whopping sum of Rs. 10 crore to construct it. The Mumbai schedule went on for a month and Karan didn’t mind splurging, as when he had conceptualized the film with his father, late filmmaker, Yash Johar, 15 years ago, the latter didn’t want to compromise on any aspect.
Karan had shared an emotional post along with the first look of the movie, which read, “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…..am excited …anxious and emotional about this one…I do hope you join us on our path to undying love…..#KALANK.”
Directed by Abhishek Varman, the film stars Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu in the lead roles and will release on April 19.
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