In the upcoming period film Kalank (2019), it seems as though the Chaudhry men, Balraj and Dev, have something to hide as evidenced by their character posters.
The most recent poster of Sanjay Dutt as Balraj Chaudhry displays the actor as weary and forlorn, looking out from his position of privilege in his car. The actor is seen with a cigar and in fine clothes. The bottom of the poster has an angry mob making its way towards him, perhaps?
Producer Karan Johar says of Balraj that he is a man of a few words. Incidentally, the real name of Sanjay’s father, Sunil Dutt, was Balraj, and he was born in Jhelum, now in Pakistan, and came over to India after Partition.
Meanwhile, Aditya Roy Kapor’s Dev is shown with his back towards everyone, protecting someone or something. He is largely in the shadows, but looks to be facing the angry mob head-on with a sword by his side.
According to Johar, Dev is “the face of nobility”.
Kalank, with story and screenplay credits for Shibani Bathija and Abhishek Varman, respectively, will hit the theatres on 17 April.