Putting all the rumours to an end, the Padmaavat actor spill the beans on his upcoming on-screen pairings.
Actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, who will star in the Karan Johar directorial Takht, are not playing a couple in the film, as revealed by the actor himself. Ranveer let the cat out of the bag, while in the midst of a media interaction candidly stating that he and Alia are not paired together in the film. The actor will be essaying the role of Dara Shukoh, the son and heir-apparent of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, while Vicky Kaushal will be playing his younger brother Aurangzeb in the film.
Takht is poised to be a never-seen-before Mughal empire extravaganza, the star cast also includes bigwigs such as Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, who are all essaying important characters in the film. “Details on Takht will soon start flowing out as to who is playing which character. Earlier in the day, when the media was not this aggressive and the stars were not promoting films as much, they did not leak many details. But in the days of aggressive movie promotions, such things are bound to happen. Yes, it was a major spoiler to know just ahead of the release of Gully Boy that has them (Ranveer and Alia) as a pair,” says an industry source. Ah! Perhaps, Ranveer should have been more takht-ful in his replies?
Alia not in Rajamouli’s RRR
A few days ago, Alia Bhatt’s name was being tossed up as one of the candidates to essay the female lead in the RRR film (RRR because it is a film directed by Rajamouli with Ram Charan and Jr. NTR.) The film is due to be made in Telugu with an expected dubbed version in Hindi as well. But then Alia’s date diary has been choc-o-bloc. “She’s not free at all. She has to promote her upcoming film Gully Boy and then promote her next film Kalank. Then, she has to be shooting for Sadak 2, followed by Takht. She also has a discussion to do a film for Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari,” says a source close to the actress. Big-ticket south films are forever searching for Bollywood actresses to be cast in their movies. One can recall Alia’s name also being tossed up for the Prabhas starrer Saaho, which was eventually signed by Shraddha Kapoor. But the busier the actress, the tougher it gets for them to step into another industry.