Madhuri Dixit on replacing Sridevi in 'Kalank'

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09 Feb 2019

'Kalank': Madhuri Dixit finds it difficult to replace Sridevi

Sridevi's untimely death shocked the nation last year and we're still mourning that loss.

She had also signed up for many films, those roles obviously went to other actors.

For instance, she was to do Karan Johar-produced Kalank, but now that role has gone to Madhuri Dixit.

Recently, Madhuri got emotional about replacing Sridevi, and reminisced about the latter.

Death

Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel

Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel

Sridevi breathed her last on February 24, 2018, in a Dubai hotel.

It was reported that the veteran actress died due to accidental drowning in the bathtub.

She was there to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding, and was apparently getting ready for dinner with hubby Boney Kapoor on that fateful night.

Sridevi was cremated in Mumbai on February 28 with state honors.

Confirmation

Daughter Janhvi was grateful to Madhuri for taking Sridevi's place

After Sridevi's death, there were speculations that Madhuri would replace her in Kalank.

Later, Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor put the speculations to rest and confirmed the news in an emotional post.

Expressing gratitude towards Madhuri, she wrote sharing a picture of Madhuri-Sridevi, "Abhishek Verman's film was very close to mom's heart. We're thankful to Madhuriji for now being a part of this beautiful film".

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It was certainly an emotional moment for Janhvi

Statement

Madhuri was shocked when 'Kalank' was offered to her

Madhuri was shocked when 'Kalank' was offered to her

Talking about replacing Sridevi, Madhuri revealed that she was shocked when Kalank was offered to her.

"What took time was to digest the whole thing that had happened. I was like 'you want me to do this role?' because even filmmakers were stuck. They had to go on," she added.

Madhuri also mentioned that it was hard for her to deal with the reality.

The bond

Meanwhile, Madhuri and Sridevi didn't know each other that well

Interestingly, Madhuri and Sridevi were touted to be rivals during their heydays.

To this, Madhuri said that they hardly knew each other and didn't understand why they were pitted as competitors by the audience.

"Our lives were running parallel. But somehow because of that, there's always a presence in each other's lives. We made Pukaar, which was Boneyji's film," Madhuri was quoted as saying.

Reunion

Ex-lovers Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt to reunite after 21 years

Ex-lovers Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt to reunite after 21 years

Notably, Kalank will also reunite ex-lovers Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt, who have given us hits like Thanedaar, Saajan, etc.

The Khalnayak jodi, last seen in Mahaanta, will be collaborating after 21 years.

Though they never admitted it openly, the whole industry knew of their affair. Sanjay, married to Richa Sharma then, was planning to divorce her and marry Madhuri.

But things changed in 1993.

Affair

Madhuri-Sanjay have a bitter past. Will they share screen time?

Sanjay got arrested for illegal possession of arms in 1993, and was jailed.

That weighed heavy on the relationship, and Madhuri called it quits. She distanced herself and did not visit Sanjay even once when he was lodged in jail.

After Sanjay got released, he talked about his affair with Madhuri.

Given such bitter past, will they share screen time?

Let's wait and watch.

'Kalank' to have an incredible cast

Meanwhile, Kalank will have a great ensemble of cast. Apart from Madhuri and Sanjay, the movie will also star Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur in key roles. Kalank is slated to hit the screens on April 19 this year.

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What is the cast of Kalank?

Asked 2019-02-09 15:35:31 by Trishla Kapur

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Produced by Karan Johar, Kalank will feature Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur in key roles.

Why did Madhuri replaced Sridevi?

Asked 2019-02-09 15:35:31 by Rakesh Saxena

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Earlier Sridevi was roped in for KJo's Kalank. However, post her untimely death on February 24, 2018, Sridevi was replaced by Madhuri Dixit.

Which were Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt's movie?

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Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt gave several hits together including Khalnayak, Thanedaar, Saajan, Ilaka, Mahaanta, Kanoon Apna Apna, Sahibaan, Khatron Ke Khiladi, etc.

Were Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi rivals?

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Yes. Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit were touted to be rivals during their heydays. In fact, Madhuri admitted she was not friends with Sridevi and that she barely knew her. "Our lives were running parallel. There were always comparisons, I don't know why (we were pitted to be rivals)," she added.

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