Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan
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The news of Karan Johar wanting to make a partition period love story has been in the news for a few years, and it now appears that his dream project is finally getting some shape.

In an interview with The Times of India from roughly three years ago, the filmmaker-turned-actor revealed how the film would be a star-studded one but held off making it as it would remind him of his late father, Yash Johar.

For some or the other reason, the project failed to take off until last year when director Abhishek Varman offered to make it for him.

The buzz now is Hrithik Roshan and Ranveer Singh are being considered for the role. However, both are doing films which make them a not-so perfect fit for Abhishek's project.

While the 41-year-old actor has been shooting for Ashutosh Gowariker's "Mohenjo Daro", Ranveer is now onto promoting Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani", both of which are based on stories from decades ago. Quite obviously, one wouldn't want to feature in back-to-back period films.

According to a Bollywood Hungama report from last year, Karan's film is said to have been titled "Kalank". His father had reportedly visited Lahore and expressed a deep interest in the film.

In other news, speculations were rife how Karan was keen on casting Shah Rukh Khan in the lead considering the thick friendship he shares with the superstar. However, sources close to the actor told IBTimes India that the rumours are baseless.