After days of speculations, Karan Johar surprised the audience with a grand announcement on Thursday morning. He announced his next directorial, Takht, which stars Bollywood A-listers Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar.

Takht revolves around the battle for the throne of the Mughal empire. Karan took to Twitter and wrote: “An incredible story embedded in history… An epic battle for the majestic Mughal throne… A story of a family, of ambition, of greed, of betrayal, of love & of succession… TAKHT is about WAR for LOVE….”

On the other hand, Brahmastra actor Alia Bhatt also took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “Back where I begun.. to my roots! So so so so excited to be a part of this historical magnum opus! TAKHT! Directed by the one and ONLY! @karanjohar”

While Ranveer Singh wrote, “Proud, excited & honoured to be a part of KARAN JOHAR’S MULTI-STARRER HISTORICAL MAGNUM OPUS. #TAKHT”

Takht will be produced under Karan Johar’s home production banner Dharma Production, co-produced by Hiroo Johar and Apoorva Mehta. It is slated to release in 2020.