Anil Kapoor to play Shah Jahan (Photo: Twitter/@ThePrixtor)
Anil Kapoor’s new role is something you don’t see him often in. As per reports, Mr India star will be playing the medieval Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan for his upcoming flick. Karan Johar’s Takht, glittering with the star cast of Bollywood A-listers like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, now has the evergreen Anil Kapoor as the main lead among the other stars.
According to gossip-vines, Anil Kapoor for his real role is to undergo some physical transformation and that means putting on a lot of weight for the fitness enthusiast. And mind you, this information about Anil Kapoor's character gets even extremely interesting given the fact that he had played the role of an overweight man years back in the film Badhaai Ho Badhaai. Although for the 2002 comedy, Anil didn’t exactly put on weight as it was a fat-suit giving that over-weight appearance, we are guessing playing a character with a little extra-weight will come naturally to him.
For his new role, DNA reports, “Anil will be putting on a lot of weight to look his part. He is currently extremely lean and fit, but early next year, he will be on a different diet and will gain quite a few kilos before he begins shoot for the period drama.”
Director Karan Johar, when asked about his directorial venture of the Mughal period stated that the movie will involve a lot of politics. He also went on to say “It’s about two warring brothers and it’s based on facts. It’s like the K3G of the Mughal era. But it’s more extreme, there is more betrayal. It has the tropes of court politics. It’s so rich in texture.”
The Screenplay is by SUMIT ROY! Dialogues by HUSSAIN HAIDRY,SUMIT ROY! And thanks to @NotSoSnob for bringing these talents to us at @DharmaMovies ! An exciting journey ahead....WRITERS are the heartbeat and soul of a film! These gentlemen lead all the way.... pic.twitter.com/hyTucBmKaG— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 9, 2018
Takht is set to release in 2020. Takht, based on a fight to the finish for the Mughal throne, stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor.