Mumbai : After keeping the cyberspace buzzing for Kalank throughout the night yesterday, Karan Johar has unveiled another character poster from the film. The latest one features Sanjay Dutt as Balraj Chaudhry. Dutt has a grey beard that adds to the pensive mood that the actor seems to be in. Dutt also sports a pair of spectacles here. Sharing the portrait of Dutt, Karan wrote, "karanjohar
The most powerful voice of the table, the formidable Balraj Chaudhry. @duttsanjay #MenOfKalank #Kalank
@adityaroykapur @varundvn @aliaabhatt @aslisona @madhuridixitnene @abhivarman @apoorva1972 #SajidNadiadwala @ipritamofficial @foxstarhindi @dharmamovies @nadiadwalagrandson."
Earlier, Karan revealed the second character poster from the film that featured Aditya Roy Kapur as Dev Chaudhry. Giving a brief description of Dev, Karan wrote, "A virtuous heart with an uncorrupted mind. Presenting Dev Chaudhry. @adityaroykapur #MenOfKalank #Kalank @duttsanjay @varundvn @aliaabhatt @aslisona @madhuridixitnene @abhivarman @apoorva1972 #SajidNadiadwala @ipritamofficial @foxstarhindi @dharmamovies @nadiadwalagrandson."
The first character poster of the film introducing Varun Dhawan as Zafar was released earlier today by the filmmaker. Karan wrote on his Instagram account, "Presenting @varundvn as Zafar! He flirts with life and danger! #MenOfKalank #Kalank @varundvn."
Not much is known about Karan's upcoming production Kalank, except a few tidbits that we have managed to gather from his last Instagram post. First, it is a period drama film set in the 1940s. Second, it is Karan's most ambitious project till date, initially conceived by his father Yash Johar. And third, it's a love story, in which the characters will have to stand the test of the times and society.
Well, laying much speculation to rest, Karan, along with the post, has also unveiled the first look of Kalank that boasts of a sterling cast, with the likes of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt playing lead roles. Kalank is directed by Abhishek Varman (2 States).
Karan took to Instagram to share the post and asked fans to stay tuned for more details on Thursday. His post about Kalank included a photograph of a woman and man in a boat, surrounded by large flowers in a lake, in what can be termed as a picturesque setting. The woman is dressed in all white while the man rows the boat. Their faces are however not visible.
Karan wrote, “A film that was born in my heart and mind 15 years ago....a film I passionately believe in...the last film my father worked on before he left us....it 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 VARMAN....and the film Is KALANK! Set in the 40’s but it’s heart lives on.....TOMORROW the journey begins.....am excited ...anxious and emotional about this one...I do hope you join us on our path to undying love.....#KALANK."
During a recent fan interaction, when a fan asked Varun to release the film’s trailer, he replied, “Its coming soon i promise #wewantkalanktrailer.”
Kalank will mark the return of Alia and Varun's hit pairing for the fourth time after Student of the Year (2012), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017). It will also see the reunion of Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit after 21 years. Madhuri was roped in Kalank as a replacement for Sridevi, who had an untimely death in February 2018.