After projects like Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat to his credit, he is now set to play the role of Prince Dara Shikoh in the upcoming Karan Johar-directed epic, Takht.
Takht stars other Bollywood A-listers like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor to name a few; the movie revolves around the battle for the Mughal Empire’s throne.
Talking about his role, Ranveer says, “Takht is an amazing story. I leaped at this opportunity to play Dara Shikoh (the eldest son and heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan), who is one of the most fascinating characters that I’ve ever come across. A hero in the truest sense.”
He’s also grateful to be working with KJo: “I’m very excited to be working with Karan Johar for the first time. We’ve been wanting to collaborate for a long time and it’s finally happening and it’s happening in the best and biggest way possible.”
Takht is scheduled for a 2020 release.