2 States director Abhishek Varman’s upcoming film Kalank will be a multi-starrer featuring Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios are the producers.

The star-studded period drama, which was previously titled Shiddat, is set in the 1940s. The film’s story was conceptualised by Johar and his late father, producer Yash Johar, 15 years ago. “A germ of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago...a film that was in a pre production stage helmed by my father...am now proud to Pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of our director Abhishek Varman,” Johar said in a press release. “A beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.”

The film will go on the floors in a few days weeks will be released on April 19, 2019.