EXCLUSIVE: Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were the ORIGINAL heroes of Takht; Details Inside

Karan Johar had approached Ranbir Kapoor for Takht and he did give his nod to do the movie. But unfortunately, since the Kapoor lad is tied up with the shooting of Brahmastra, the actor had to opt out of this.
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Trust Karan Johar when it comes to pulling off a casting coup of sorts. The filmmaker has time and again managed to get a stellar ensemble cast for his directorials and productions. After announcing the massive cast of one of the most anticipated films of 2019 - Kalank, which stars Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead, KJo has revealed the spectacular star cast of his next as a director - Takht. The movie, which was announced a few hours back brings together stars like Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in prominent roles. It is a historical drama based on the life of Mughal emperor Shahjahan and his kids. Reportedly, the movie will explore sibling rivalry.

Interestingly, Vicky Kaushal plays the role of the menacing king Aurangzeb, best known for his cruelty and evil nature. While we are sure Vicky would do immense justice to this character, we got to know from a source, that he wasn’t the first choice for this role. Karan Johar was keen on casting Ranbir Kapoor in this act. KJo approached RK for the movie and he did give his nod and was more than willing to do the movie. But unfortunately, since the Kapoor lad is tied up with the shooting of his another mega project Brahmastra, he had to opt out of this. Informs a source in the know, “Ranbir has his plate full with Brahmastra which is going to be a three part movie. After that, he has Karan Malhotra’s Shamshera and Luv Ranjan’s next with Ajay Devgn. So he didn’t have dates to allot for this movie. Hence he had to opt out of Takht, despite loving the script and wanting to do it.” 

Adds another source, “Ranbir was more than excited to work on this project which would have been his first film with his sister Kareena Kapoor Khan. Apart from Bebo, this would have been his first project with Ranveer Singh too. In fact, when Ranveer and Ranbir had come together on Koffee with Karan, both had expressed their desire to work together. Hence it was all the more exciting. But things didn’t work out and that is when KJo approached Vicky Kaushal.”

How we wish that RK could have taken up this much ambitious project. Directed by Karan Johar, Takht releases in 2020.


Kjo is big daddy for his nepo kids!! He chose karena bcoz she is out of work , alia bcoz she do wat kjo says (list of fake scandals) and jhanvi bcoz of sympathy
Simply waste

Kjo is copying bansali, i think karan shud stay stick to rom com or family melodrama type of movies!! He shud not go mear history drama sort of plot bcoz ths will be big disaster!! Kareena alia jhanvi wow nepo gang

This casting is the biggest joke. Anil Kapoor fresh from the disaster of a Fanney Khan as Shahjehan & Ranveer as Dara. This is a complete nonsense as anyone familiar with history knows. Since Johar is keen only on jewellery & costumes how about roping in Manish Malhotra & Sonam Kapoor as well to complete plus maybe Rishi Kapoor as Akbar!!!!

What’s even weirder is alia is playing ranveer’s character’s devoted wife, kjo will get his drama in anyway. I’m sure there’ll be at least one romantic song between them if not more

Actually Aishwarya was first choice for Ranbir’s role but they couldn’t get the right Aurangzeb for her!

Ranbir is no competition to Ranveer ... Ranveer is the next superstar


Karan / Bhansali should make Noor jahan with Aishwarya and Ranbir ... he will look like a Mughal

In a way its good... otherwise it would just become a ranveer vs ranbir saga and no one would focus on the movie

I want to see Ranbir play Devdas! He sure can bring a lot to that role.

yeah, because he is also a drunk!

Ranbir should not have dropped out. So silly. I don't think he wants a two hero film.

Ranveer shouldn't trust KJO. I wish he didnt do this movie- along with Karan's nepotism gang!

Post Ranbir it was offered to Varun, he rejected too, then it went to Vicky

Ranbir is OLDER than Ranveer why will he play the kid bro? Ranveer double check...Kjo shouldn’t be trusted.

Hopefully they haven't written Aurangzeb like Alauddin Khilji . Ranbir is a very talented man but somewhere deep down he is insecure of Ranveer , I don't see him ever agreeing to work with the latter.

joe auranzeb will be painted as khilji for sure.

Just what I think too.

If this is the case, Ranbir is smarter for not doing so many period pieces in a row, like Ranveer is doing. Even Shamshera has that aura. But, Ranveer has other movies in between to balance it out. Ranbir has not done period pieces, he's not known for them like Ranveer, which ever one he picks needs to be a good movie, yet everything from Dharma seems like they're worried and need to over promote. Casting Ranveer and Ranbir would have ensured a hit.

I want Ranveer to back off from this film. KJo is a mean guy. The nepo heroines of this film are a waste. Ranveer please don't do this film. You have a lot of other wonderful movies going on for you. DO NOT TRUST Karan Johar

That video is wonderful. The two guys are dancing so well and are having a fun time. I wish I could be a part of such a party to see Ranveer and Ranbir dance

that means ranbir will do mogul gulshan kr biopic. Thats why he let go of negative aurangzeb role in takht. But good luck to vicky..i am sure he will be great.

Looks like Kjo is gonna adopt Ranbir too after Alia. I think other actors should beware as Kjo is the master of favoritism.

Nepotism! Why take away the glory from Vicky? Its his role, he earned it...

vicky is also from film background.

I don't trust KJo period! Why do i have a feeling he'll do to Ranveer what was done to Shahid in Padmaavat?

Ranbir is trying to stay in news in Ranveer's starrer sksksksk

Ranbir is older than Ranveer. Why is Kjo trying to cast Ranbir as the younger brother

If the role was intended for Ranbir, wouldn't that make it automatically a better role considering its Kjo who is directing? Get out of it Ranveer!

I think news is not true . The role of Ranbir was the elder brother . How come Ranbir was going to play a young brother??

Yes exactly what I thought!! Don’t do it ranveer!

Pessimistic people talking ILL of Ranbir ! PEACE

Ranbir pr wants to say he is not insecure from Ranveer thats why he opted out from project for Brameshtra ... he forgot the role of vicky kasual was a younger brother .. justify with a better lie next time

Rubbish. The younger brother in this case is aurangzeb. Ranveer is playing dara shikoh. The stmpathies will always lie with dara and aurangzeb would be a thankless negative role.

insecure Ranbir

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