Kalank teaser release LIVE UPDATES: Karan Johar takes a leaf out of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s book - The Indian Express


kalank teaser featuring varun dhawan, alia bhatt, sanjay dutt, madhuri dixit, sonakshi sinha and aditya roy kapur
Kalank teaser release live updates: Karan Johar’s production venture’s first teaser was recently released by the makers. The film will release on April 17.

Karan Johar’s period drama Kalank’s teaser is out. The movie, starring Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit among others, is helmed by Abhishek Varman. Recently, the makers had also shared the character posters of the film which gave the fans a sneak peek into the big-budget drama.

One of the first posters from the film to hit the internet was that of Varun Dhawan’s, who plays the fierce and brave Zafar. “He flirts with life and danger,” Karan had tweeted while sharing the first look. Varun himself had got emotional post the first look release and had taken to social media to share his journey of bringing Zafar alive on the big screen. The actor had earlier shared that after years he has got a character for whom he is “very excited to train for.”

Written by Abhishek Varman, Kalank has been jointly produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta. The film has music by Pritam, with reportedly special appearances by Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon.

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Apart from the young and vibrant lot of Varun, Alia, Sonakshi and Aditya; Kalank also marks the comeback of Khalnayak and Saajan pair Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt. Earlier, the late Sridevi was supposed to essay the role of Bahaar Begum. However, after her untimely death, the role was offered to Madhuri.

In an interview to Mid-day, Madhuri had said, “I don’t want to let her (Sridevi) down."

A lavish period movie, Kalank is set in the 1940s. It also happens to be the last movie that Karan's father and filmmaker Yash Johar had worked on. Not too long ago, the first still from the movie was shared by Karan Johar with a moving Instagram post about Kalank's genesis.

“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,” K Jo had written in the post.

Kalank will release on April 17.

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