Anil Kapoor will portray the role of Shahjahan in the film which is set in the Mughal era. He told PTI, "I am slowly getting into it. I'll be able to tell you what my headspace would be close to the filming. But at the moment it's mixed emotions. Excited, worried, apprehensive, confident. It takes time to get... Your character builds slowly. So I'm processing that now. (sic)"
We can also see Anil Kapoor in Anees Bazmee's comedy, Pagalpanti
after Total Dhamaal and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
In choosing his films, the actor believes in listening to his instinct, “The films which have become most relevant, I had been advised not to do them. Ishwar, Lamhe, even Race. The entire world told me not to do Race but I benefited so much from all the three parts. I benefited from first, got money from the second and in third my role was appreciated and I got nominated," he concluded.