'It Was My Father's Dream, Happy To Finally Make It': Karan Johar Shares His Emotional Journey With 'Kalank'

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Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar who has previously revealed the emotional connection he has for the upcoming venture 'Kalank' recently opened up about the same of the teaser launch event of the film on Tuesday, March 12.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar who has previously revealed the emotional connection he has for the upcoming venture 'Kalank' recently opened up about the same of the teaser launch event of the film on Tuesday, March 12. While addressing the media during the event the actor said how his father filmmaker Yash Johar was very much interested in the film but was not able to make it before his death in 2004.

Talking about 'Kalank', Karan said, "It was in 2003 when the shooting for 'Kal Ho Na Ho' began, at that time I discussed this story with my father. Although he was not keeping well, he researched on this subject and went and clicked pictures of several places where we could shoot. I was supposed to shoot the film but when dad passed in 2004 and I couldn't make it. It was a dream of my father and I am happy to finally make it."

Previously, ahead of the release of 'Kalank' teaser, the producer had teased a glimpse of the film on social media and revealed that it was conceptualized 15 years ago. He had opened up about his emotional connection with the project as his late father, producer Yash Johar, has also worked on it. 

Sharing a still from the film where Alia can be seen transported in a boat, Karan 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 fulfill 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 visualized 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.”

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From a royal setting to a gripping storyline, 'Kalank' appears to narrate a tale of royalty, duty, rivalry, and love. Featuring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, and Sanjay Dutt in the lead the film seems to be dealing with the conflict of love.

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The grand teaser launch of 'Kalank' in Mumbai which was attended by the lead actors and the filmmakers. Following the same, Karan shared a picture of the lead cast from the launch event.

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The period drama set in the 1940s will be helmed by debutant director Abhishek Verman and will be jointly produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, and Fox Star Studios. It is all set to hit the theatres on April 19, 2019.

 

 

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