Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar will head to Europe for a recce for his upcoming film Takht, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror. He is currently on a recce in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. After completing his visit in the city, he will fly off to several European locations, including Italy and France, on January 18 for another round of recce.
The report quoted a source close to the development as saying, “He’d always planned to spend January on the final round of recce and will be exploring locations similar to the landscape of Rajasthan in countries across Europe. Massive sets will be erected everywhere—from Jaisalmer to Europe—for which a mammoth budget has been earmarked.”
The team and Johar have made several visits to the shooting spots in Rajasthan in the past and will stay there for the next five days. “Karan, along with cinematographer Mitesh Mirchandani, National Award-winning art-director Sabu Cyril and his assistant director Sabu Cyril and his assistant directors will be in the desert city for the next five days to extensively analyse the locations and plan the cinematography and set designs,”
The action scenes as well as the costumes have been finalised for the film. “There will be some workshops in February with the entire cast to get a sense of their characters before moving on to the epic battle,” the source told the publication.
Takht features an ensemble cast which includes Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and others. The film will go on the floors in March and is targeting a 2021 release.