Since news of Madhuri Dixit replacing Sridevi in Dharma Productions next multi-starrer film, there have been speculations about the title of the film. The makers of the film on Wednesday morning shared the title Kalank, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Director Abhishek Varman who helmed 2 States is all set to direct the film. The epic drama set in the 1940s, was incepted 15 years ago by Karan Johar and his dad Yash Johar. The film will now release on April 19, 2019.
Kalank also marks the collaboration of Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Confirming the news, 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 and I 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, “April 18, 2014, 2 States had released. On April 18, 2019, Kalank will begin its journey. This multi starrer with a story will cross all borders, under the capable direction of Abhishek. It will 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 100 cr hits like Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil and with NGE we presented back to back blockbusters Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2.”
The film will go on floors by the end of April.