Karan Johar summed up Madhuri Dixit’s look in the best possible way and wrote: “Enchanting, ethereal and timeless. The true begum of hearts, Bahaar. Women Of Kalank.”
Dressed in a traditional red outfit, Madhuri looks ethereal and classy. Sharing her look on social media, Madhuri wrote: “It was my honour to play such an enchanting character. Here’s Bahaar Begum.”
Karan Johar, who is co-producing this film with Sajid Nadiadwala, in his Wednesday post had written that Kalank was filming that was born in his heart and mind 15 years ago. A film he passionately believes in and this is the last film his father, Yash Johar and he worked on before he left him.
“Kalank was his dream to see this film come through. I couldn’t fulfil his dream then. My spirit was broken, but today his wish has found a relationship with celluloid. The story of turbulent relationships and eternal love has found a voice. The film has been woven, nurtured and visualised by Abhishek Verma and the film Is Kalank!! Set in the 40’s but it’s heart lives on. Tomorrow the journey begins. I am excited, anxious and emotional about this one. I do hope you join us on our path to undying love.” wrote Karan in an emotional post.
Besides Madhuri Dixit, the film also stars Varan Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, and others. Madhuri Dixit was signed for Kalank after Sridevi’s death, who was originally supposed to star opposite Sanjay Dutt.
Set in the 1940s, Kalank was a film is a period drama and is being directed by Abhishek Varman who has earlier helmed 2 States (2014). Karan Johar’s father, the late Yash Johar, was supposed to produce Kalank but the film was shelved after pre-production.
Kalank also marks the collaboration of three biggest production houses of Bollywood including Dharma Productions, Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.