‘To love her is to love fire’: Alia’s first look from ‘Kalank’ will make your heart skip a beat

Exuding royalty in stunning jewellery and a red duppatta for the first look of Kalank, Karan Johar took to Twitter to share a photo of Alia Bhatt from the film.

Karan shared Alia’s look on Twitter saying, “To love her is to love fire. Presenting Roop! @aliaa08 #WomenOfKalank #Kalank @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman @apoorvamehta18 #SajidNadiadwala.”

Alia, too, shared the poster in which she is dressed as a bride. Madhuri Dixit and Sonakshi Sinha’s characters from the period film directed by Abhishek Varman will be shared later in the day. She tweeted, “A character unlike any other I’ve played! Presenting Roop!”

Madhuri wrote about Alia’s Roop, “She’s full of life and has a heart of gold,” while Sonakshi added, “Free, bound only by love! This is Roop!”

The film also stars Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur.

On Thursday, the first looks of Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur from the multi-starrer film were released. Johar took to his Instagram account to share the first look of Sanjay, who appears to be the wisest of the lot. He wrote, “The most powerful voice of the table, the formidable Balraj Chaudhry. @duttsanjay #MenOfKalank #Kalank.”

Sanjay’s character looks like someone who, despite being in power and being the most “powerful voice of the table,” is down to earth and compassionate. He looks intense in the poster, sporting a salt and pepper beard look and wearing old school glasses. Alia Bhatt described his character as, “If #Kalank was a kingdom, he would be king! Presenting Balraj! #MenOfKalank #Kalank.”

Earlier in the day, the makers of the period drama released the character posters of Varun and Aditya. Karan shared the first glimpse from the upcoming film last night and also penned an emotional note. The filmmaker went onto share that how much the film, that was conceptualised 15 years ago and one on which even his late father Yash Johar worked on, meant to him.

Touted to be a drama set against the Partition and independence struggle in the 1940s, Kalank is scheduled to open in theatres on April 19.

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Alia added another feather to her cap by opening her own production house, Eternal Sunshine Productions.

Talking about her decision to venture into production, she said, “I am yet to formulate solid production plans. But we have a team working on it. I can tell you this. I’ll produce the kind of films that I like watching.”

Apart from Kalank, Alia will also star in Brahmastra along with Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan.

The film will hit the theatres on December 20.