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Karan Johar had a different star cast in mind for Kalank initially.Instagram

The movie Kalank has an excellent star cast of Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. But do you know, producer Karan Johar had a completely different star cast for the film in his mind earlier.

KJo had planned to make Kalank 15 years ago, and that time he had stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Rani Mukerji and Kajol in mind as the lead cast of the movie.

Karan had made the revelation in his book titled – An Unsuitable Boy, and an excerpt from the same has started doing the rounds on social media.

"Anyway, after Kaal I went on to develop Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. When my father was 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," the excerpt from the book read.

Karan Johar book excerpt
Karan Johar book excerpt.Twitter

The movie was planned more than a decade ago, but things did not work out, and hence it was shelved then. Although the cast has now completely been changed, it is not clear if the storyline has also been changed.

The filmmaker had earlier said that Kalank was his father's dream project, and he regrets that he could not make it while he was alive. It has now been directed by Abhishek Varman.

Kalank teaser launch - Photo by Shweta Parande for IBTIMES
Kalank cast along with producer Karan Johar at the teaser launch.Shweta Parande for IBTIMES

"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 was his dream to see this film come through....I couldn't fulfil his dream 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 excited ...anxious and emotional about this one...I do hope you join us on our path to undying love.....#KALANK [sic]," he had posted on Instagram while announcing the film.

The teaser of Kalank has been released, and it has impressed all. Fans are now eagerly waiting for the trailer of the movie.