Karan Johar recently announced his magnum opus Takht – one-of-the-biggest multi-starrers ever in Bollywood history – which had taken the entire industry, trade, and every movie-buff by storm. After all, with an ensemble cast boasting the likes of Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, and Anil Kapoor, you’re bound to get extremely excited at what’s in store.
Well, for starters let’s tell you what the film is about. It’s a historical epic – just like we had guessed – which has been confirmed by none other than KJo himself in a later tweet post the film’s announcement.
The plot revolves around the malicious feud between Shah Jahan’s sons, Aurangzeb and his brother, the heir apparent Dara Shikoh, for the Mughal imperial throne, also known as the Takht-i-Jahangir in Urdu. The throne, which was built during the reign of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, is presently situated at the Red Fort in Agra. Now let’s take a look at who will be playing which historical character in Karan’s very own ‘game of thrones’.
Emperor Shah Jahan’s elder son, Prince Dara Shikoh, and next in line to the throne
Emperor Shah Jahan’s younger son, the blood-thirsty, power-hungry Aurangzeb, who went to any lengths for the throne
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal’s eldest daughter, Jahanara Begum Sahib, and elder sister of both Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb.
Dara Shikoh’s wife, Begum Nadira Banu. Dara Shikoh was said to be so madly in love with her that he never married anyone else.
Aurangzeb’s first wife, chief consort, and his favorite companion, Dilras Banu Begum.
A young slave girl, Hira Bai, who Aurangzeb fell in love with later.
The fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan.
If done really well, with the right balance of facts, creative liberty, great scripting, and assured direction, we might be in for a treat, given the cast on have and the profound characters they’ll be enacting.