Kalank teaser: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur were not the first choice for the film
The teaser of Kalank was released on Tuesday. The movie stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit. However, do you guys know that the young actors like Varun, Alia, Sonakshi and Aditya were not the first choice for the film? The movie was supposed to be made 15 years ago with Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Ajay Devgn. Don’t believe us? Well, this is something producer Karan Johar revealed in his autobiography - An Unsuitable Boy.
Karan in his book has written, “Anyway, after Kaal I went on to develop Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. When my father of alive, I was writing a love story set in pre-Partition times. But the canvas was too large. It was supposed to have Shah Rukh, Ajay, Rani and Kajol. It was about two homes, and it had a Hindu-Muslim angle. It was a very strong subject, and would be called Kalank.” While with Varun, Alia, Sonakshi and Aditya Kalank looks spectacular, we are sure it would have been on a different level if it has Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kajol and Ajay Devgn.
Last week, when Karan unveiled the first look of the film, he wrote a caption that Kalank is a film that was born in his heart and mind 15 years ago. He revealed that it was his father’s dream which he couldn’t fulfil then.
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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, Kalank is slated to release on April 17, 2019. It also stars Kunal Kemmu in a pivotal role, but we don’t get to see him in the teaser of the film.