Actress Janhvi Kapoor said she felt blessed to be a part of the multi-starrer Takht and that it was a big deal for her as she is just a newcomer in the industry.
Kapoor was interacting with the media at the success party of debut film Dhadak along with the film’s director Shashank Khiatan, producer Karan Johar, co-star Ishaan Khatter and sister Khushi Kapoor on Thursday in Mumbai.
“What can I say? I am still in shock. It hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s a big deal for me and I am so eternally grateful and feel so blessed that Karan (Johar) has allowed me to be part of this journey,” she said. “I am so excited and hope to do a good job... I am just overwhelmed right now.”
Dhadak which is the official adaptation of Marathi film Sairat has managed to collect around Rs106 crore (Rs1 billion) worldwide at the box-office.
When asked how she felt about her debut film managing to touch such a staggering figure, the late actress Sridevi’s daughter said: “I am very happy and flattered. I hope that more people go, watch and like the film. Achieving the Rs100 crore mark at the box-office means that lot of people have watched our film and showered their love upon our characters and the story.
“I hope that we have affected people with our work so, I am very happy with the response that we have got so far. It is very special moment for us and it can’t get bigger than this.”
Takht, a historical drama, will be a story of family, ambition, greed, betrayal, love and succession. The period drama will have an ensemble star cast of Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar.
The screenplay is by Sumit Roy and dialogues are written by Sumit Roy and Hussain Haidary. It is being produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta and directed by Karan Johar. The film will release in 2020.