Director Abhishek Varman who helmed Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States, is all set to direct his next film. Putting all the speculations to rest, the epic drama set in the 1940s is titled 'Kalank'.
The film which was incepted 15 years ago by Karan Johar and his dad Yash Johar has found it's way and will be now released on 19th April 2018. Kalank has a stellar ensemble cast which includes Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt.
This film also marks the collaboration of Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment - the 3 best producers of this time.
Proud & excited to announce our EPIC DRAMA #KALANK— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 18, 2018
Releasing April 19th, 2019
Directed by Abhishek Varman
Starring @MadhuriDixit @sonakshisinha @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #AdityaRoyKapur & @duttsanjay!@apoorvamehta18 @dharmamovies @foxstarhindi @ngemovies #Sajid pic.twitter.com/FceIcgHzt6
Confirming this Karan Johar says, "Kalank has been an emotional journey for me! A germ of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago...a film that was in a pre production stage helmed by my father...am now proud to Pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of our director Abhishek Varman! A beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek."
Sajid Nadiadwala adds, "18th April 2014, 2 States had released...18th April 2018 KALANK begins its journey...this multi starrer with a story will cross all borders, under the capable direction of Abhishek Varman. It be historic in the true sense of the word...I am genuinely happy to be back with the team Fox Star and Karan Johar..this film is special to all of us!!"
Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios says, "Our creative and strategic partnership with Dharma Production and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the power houses of industry has been successful and rewarding. Our association with Dharma gave us an excellent opportunity to be associated with 100cr hits like Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil and with NGE we presented back to back blockbusters - Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2. We at Fox Star Studios are proud to be presenting Kalank, a movie with stellar and power packed cast of today's era. With Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala coming together it will be a path breaker and great team to work."
The film will go on floors by the end of April.