Rs 15 crore set for Kalank: Karan Johar and his team have recreated old Delhi for the film – When it comes to production values, Karan Johar is one of the top players in the game. The filmmaker is known to leave no stone unturned when it comes to the setting and styling of his films. He’s followed the same rule for Kalank, which is among his most ambitious projects. For those who came in late, the cast includes Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur.
KEEP IT A SECRET
A team member revealed that they have built a huge set to shoot some major portions of the movie. Our source says, “A huge set has been erected in Film City, which is under heavy security to ensure that pictures of the interiors are not leaked. They are also taking extra measures to keep the look of the cast under wraps.”
MORE ABOUT THE SET
The set has cost around a whopping Rs 15 crore! “Karan got Amrita Mahal Nakai to work on the set’s design and structure. They have created an old Delhi mohalla with a mahal, where filming is currently on. Kalank is set against the backdrop of the Partition. Since it’s based in the 1940s, the set has been designed keeping that particular period in mind,” adds our source. Amrita, the production designer, is a Dharma favourite who has worked on several films under the banner including Student Of The Year, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, 2 States and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
The khabri explains, “The film is special to Karan because his dad Yash Johar was keen that this project should materialise. Karan wants to make sure it’s one of the biggest films he’s ever produced. He wanted the whole set to express the grandeur and scale of Kalank.”
While Varun started filming first and has already shot a song, Alia joined him a few days ago. The other members of the cast are likely to start shooting soon.