BY ANUJ RADIA

Karan Johar’s ambitious project Kalank is a period drama which is being directed by Abhishek Varman and co-produced by Karan’s Dharma Productions and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.

The shooting of the movie has already commenced with Varun, Alia, Madhuri and Kunal. However, the shoot was disrupted on Monday evening due to two snakes.

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan were shooting for an intense sequence when the crew spotted two snakes inching towards them. Though the crew took the snake back in the jungle, however, the shoot was halted for an hour.

A source revealed: “The actors are on a 45-day schedule, so the team is taking precautions to ensure everyone’s safety after this incident. On Monday afternoon, there was a lot of commotion on set because the snakes were huge, so the shoot came to an immediate halt. After ensuring everyone was safe, the crew took the snakes back into the jungle.”

Incidentally, the same incident had happened on the same set during the shoot of My Name Is Khan starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

In Kalank, Varun and Alia are joined by an eclectic cast including another on-screen reunion of Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit along with Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunal Kemmu in pivotal roles.

Set in the 1940’s with the backdrop of the Partition, Kalank is slated to release on April 19, 2019.