After Fallout With Fox Star, Karan Johar Now Teams Up With T-Series For His Ambitious Takht
Karan Johar's Takht is an expensive ambitious project but it has been getting delayed for several reasons
As reported by this writer, Karan Johar’s collaboration with Fox-Star studios over Takht, his most expensive project to date, came to a dead end. The enterprising Karan Johar has now taken his ambitious project to Bhushan Kumar of T-Series. Latest reports from sources at T-Series confirm that Johar and Bhushan are indeed collaborating, for the first time.
Says the source, “Karan Johar and Bhushan Kumar met over several meetings before the outbreak of the Corona Virus. Bhushan agreed to co-produce Takht with Karan Johar. They finalised the deal over the phone during the lockdown.”
This the first time that T-Series is partnering with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. And we hear Takht will be the first of several collaborations between Johar and Kumar. Like they say every end is a new beginning. Whether Fox-Star’s loss is T Series’ gain remains to be seen.
One of Bollywood’s most prestigious film production companies Fox-Star India has been facing financial setbacks in 2020. First Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak and then Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Panga have both underperformed severely at the boxoffice. And now with Coronova playing havoc with schedules and budgets we hear Fox-Star had pulled out of its collaboration with Karan Johar for the lavish costume drama Takht.
Sources in the know say this could be the beginning of the end of Karan Johar’s collaboration with Fox-Star. Johar and Fox-Star have collaborated on several successful and not-so-successful project during the past 10 years. But now with Fox-Star’s CEO Vijay Singh putting in his papers, Fox-Star is re-examining its long-standing association with Karan Johar and Dharma Productions. The first casualty of this re-assessment if Takht which was meant to be the most expensive Dharma-Fox collaboration of all times.But then, God and Coronavirus had other plans.
Earlier, Karan had put up a post saying all shoots and production work has been put on hold because of the pandemic