With Kalank, Karan Johar Is Fulfilling His Father Yash Johar's Dream

Karan Johar said: "After the release of Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003, I shared the story of Kalank with my father"

With Kalank, Karan Johar Is Fulfilling His Father Yash Johar's Dream

Karan Johar at a studio in Mumbai for the launch of Kalank teaser.

Highlights

  • "Kalank is beyond commerce," said Karan Johar
  • Karan Johar said it was his father's dream to make Kalank
  • The teaser of Kalank released today while the film opens on April 17
New Delhi:

We got the first glimpse of upcoming film Kalank today and at an event to launch the film's teaser Karan Johar told reporters that with the release of Kalank he will fulfil his late father Yash Johar's dream, reported news agency IANS. "Though all our films special for us, I would say, Kalank is beyond its box office (collection) and beyond its commerce because it was my father's dream that has got fulfilled with the release of the film," he said. Karan Johar revealed that he had discussed the story of Kalank with his father in 2003. "After the release of Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003, I shared the story of Kalank with my father. Since my father had knowledge about the subject... it became his dream to make the film," Karan Johar said at event.

Yash Johar died of chest infection in June 2004. "I was very emotional after his demise and though I prepared myself, I finally couldn't go on floors to shoot the film. I kept telling the story to everyone, insiders of the Dharma Productions' family. Finally, when I shared the story with Abhishek (director Abhishek Verman), I felt that if he helms the film, the story will be in good hands," Karan added.

Before sharing the character posters from Kalank, Karan Johar posted this on Instagram:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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Watch the teaser of Kalank:

Kalank is the story of "eternal love" and the film features Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. Kalank will open in cinemas on April 17.

(With inputs from IANS)

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