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Madhuri Dixit To Replace Sridevi In Abhishek Varman Film, Confirms Janhvi Kapoor

Madhuri Dixit At the Zee Chitra Gaurav Awards
Madhuri Dixit has replaced Sridevi in Abhishek Varman’s new directorial. “Abhishek Varman’s next film was very close to mom’s heart… Dad, Khushi and I are thankful to Madhuriji for now being a part of this beautiful film,” Janhvi posted on her Instagram page.
She also shared a photograph of Sridevi with Madhuri, who were considered professional rivals at one point in their careers.

Madhuri, who was last seen in the 2014 film Gulaab Gang, will also work in a Marathi film. Sanjay Dutt and Sridevi were originally supposed to play parents to a young couple, rumoured to be Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, in the film. Aditya Roy Kapur was also rumoured to play Varun’s brother in the movie. However, only Sridevi and Sanjay had been officially confirmed. The film is touted to be a period drama set in the 1940s. The film is expected to start rolling from early next year.

Dismissing reports on the title of the film, it’s producer, Karan Johar later tweeted that the film is not named Shiddat and the cast and crew has not been finalised yet.


Sridevi, who was last seen on-screen in Mom, passed away on February 24 in Dubai.