In February 2018, we lost our very own Miss Hawa Hawai, Sridevi. The actress passed at the age of 54 leaving all her fans shocked and depressed. If Sridevi, would have been alive today, we all would be gearing up to watch her on the big screen in Abhishek Varman’s Kalank. She was supposed to star in the Karan Johar’s production venture alongside actors like Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. After her demise, it was Madhuri Dixit who stepped into Sridevi’s shoes for the film.
Recently while speaking to DNA, the dhak dhak girl of Bollywood, spoke about, losing Sridevi and how emotional she was when Karan offered her the role in Kalank. She said, “We had known each other for many years and shared a warm equation. It was difficult for everyone in the industry to wrap their heads around her sudden loss. It is still hard to accept the truth. I don’t think anyone of us has still come to terms with her absence. We will always feel the void.”
“When I was on the sets, I looked at it as just another role. But, yes, I was extremely emotional when Karan (Johar) asked me to take up her role. I hope I make her proud,” she added.
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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...
It is said that Madhuri plays the role of a dancer in the film. Without giving out many details about her character, the actress said, “It is hard to talk about the character without revealing too much. When people watch the movie, they will realise how different it is from what I have done in my other films like Devdas where I played Chandramukhi. The role that I have here is poles apart from that.”
Kalank is slated to release on April 19, 2019.