The first look poster reveals that Sonakshi Sinha plays a character named Satya Chaudhry and the actress herself described Satya as: “Love, longing, integrity and sacrifice. This is what Satya stands for.”
For Sonakshi Sinha, this film is very important as he has had a disastrous run at the Box Office with films like Noor (2017), Ittefaq (2017), Welcome To New York (2018), Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018).
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 Sonakshi Sinha, the film also stars Varan Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur, 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.