Karan Johar builds grand set for ‘Kalank’


Karan Johar is leaving no stone unturned for his upcoming production ‘Kalank’. Reportedly, he has spent Rs. 15 crore on the film set to ensure the right feel and look for the story.

“A huge set has been erected in Film City, which is under heavy security to ensure that pictures of the interiors are not leaked. They are also taking extra measures to keep the look of the cast under wraps.”, a source told DNA, “Karan got Amrita Mahal Nakai to work on the set’s design and structure. They have created an old Delhi mohalla with a Mahal, where filming is currently on. ‘Kalank’ is set against the backdrop of the Partition. Since it’s based in the 1940s, the set has been designed keeping that particular period in mind.” Nakai has previously worked with Johar’s Dharma Productions on ‘Wake Up Sid’ (2009), ‘Student of the Year’ (2012), ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (2013), ‘2 States’ (2014) and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (2016).

For Johar, this project is a major investment financially, as well as emotionally. According to the source, “The film is special to Karan because his dad Yash Johar was keen that this project should materialise. Karan wants to make sure it’s one of the biggest films he’s ever produced. He wanted the whole set to express the grandeur and scale of ‘Kalank.” The film will release on 19th April, 2019 and stars several big stars including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur.

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