Earlier F0x Star Studios had backed Karan Johar’s ambitious period drama, Takht. The multi-starrer film features Ranveer Singh alongside Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar. Given the context that the studio is not having a good run at the Box Office this year with multiple failures like Chhapaak, Panga, and Baaghi 3, they had to step down from Takht due to scheduling and budget issues.
Meanwhile, after Fox Studios pilled out, the sources report that Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions has partnered with Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series for his venture. Sources close to the film say, “Karan has been trying to get a studio partner on board since it’s a big-budget film and requires a constant inflow of money. He is planning it on a massive scale, and making the film without a studio was never a feasible option. He had multiple conversations with LYCA Productions from South too, but the two could not reach a common ground and the deal was called off.”
The reports state that Karan Johar approached Bhushan Kumar and he has loved the script and the vision and has instantly agreed to partner. The collaboration will mark the first collaboration between Dharma Productions and T-Series.
The entire shooting schedule for Takht is now derailed due to the coronavirus pandemic and currently, Karan is working on the script, costumes and other aspects of pre-production from his home. “It’s a dream project and he is leaving no stone unturned to make Takht the biggest film of his career,” sources added.
Talking about Bhushan Kumar, he recently in the news for contributing Rs. 11 crore to the PM-CARES Fund, and a crore more to the CM Relief Fund to help the government in fighting the ear against coronavirus pandemic.