‘Kalank’ poster out: Varun, Alia, Sonakshi, Madhuri, Sanjay in Karan Johar’s next

The poster of Dharma Productions ‘Kalank’ is out and it features an ensemble of star cast like Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film was earlier titled, ‘Shiddat’. Madhuri Dixit replaced Sridevi in the film. ‘Kalank’ is Karan Johar’s dream project which he conceptualized with his late father Yash Johar fifteen years ago. 'Kalank' is helmed by Abhishek Varman. The movie is an epic drama set in the period of 1940s.

Announcing his dream project, Karan Johar wrote on his Twitter handle on Wednesday morning. He tweeted, “Proud & excited to announce our EPIC DRAMA #KALANK Releasing April 19th, 2019, Directed by Abhishek Varman, Starring @MadhuriDixit @sonakshisinha @aliaa08 @Varun_dvn #AdityaRoyKapur & @duttsanjay!”

Talking about it, Karan said, “Kalank has been an emotional journey for me. It is a gem of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago and a film that was in a pre-production stage helmed by my father. I am now proud to pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of director Abhishek Varman. Kalank has a beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.”

The film will be jointly produced by Karan’s Dharma Productions, Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Expressing his happiness of teaming with Dharma and Fox Star Studios, Sajid Nadiadwala added, “April 18, 2014, 2 States had released and now on April 18, 2018 Kalank begins its journey. This multi starrer with a story will cross all borders under the capable direction of Abhishek Varman. It will be historic in the true sense of the word and I am genuinely happy to be back with the team Fox Star and Karan Johar. This film is special to all of us.”

Alia Bhatt and Madhuri Dixit shared the poster of ‘Kalank’ on their Twitter handle . Alia tweeted, “KALANK- an EPIC DRAMA! So so sooo excited to be working with these phenomenal beautiful actors!!! Directed by my dearest friend #AbhishekVarman ???? Next year.. here we come..”

Madhuri Dixit Nene tweeted# an EPIC DRAMA #KALANK  Releases April
19th, 2019 Directed by Abhishek Varman

Sanjay Dutt wrote #KALANK an epic drama directed by @abhivarman - Releasing April
19th, 2019.

‘Kalank’ will go on the floors by the end of this month and will release on April 19.