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Janhvi Kapoor thanks Madhuri Dixit for signing Sridevi’s next film which was ‘close to her heart’

March 19th, 2018 | by vBollywood Author
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Janhvi Kapoor thanks Madhuri Dixit for signing Sridevi’s next film which was ‘close to her heart’
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Karan Johar’s production venture, which was to star the late legendary actor Sridevi, is back in the making but with a different face. The film, to be directed by Abhishek Varman, will now star Madhuri Dixit in the lead role. Confirming the news, Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram account and wrote, “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.”

According to Mumbai Mirror, a source informed that the film, reportedly titled Shiddat, is a Partition drama, and the story was given by Karan Johar’s dad, late Yash Johar. Karan Johar handed over the project to Abhishek, who has helmed Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor’s 2 States. Sources close to Janhvi revealed that the filming would begin from April this year.

The movie was to feature Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt after 25 years but now Madhuri and Sanjay will be seen together on the big screen. Madhuri and Sridevi were touted as the rivals and contemporaries of the 80s-90s.

According to the film, reports suggest that apart from Madhuri Dixit, the film will also star Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.

Janhvi Kapoor is preparing for the release of her debut film, Dhadak. The film is directed by Shashank Khaitaan and produced under Dharma Productions. Dhadak will head to the theaters on June 1 this year. The movie is a remake of Marathi blockbuster Sairat, would also star Shahid Kapoor’s brother, Ishaan Khatter.

Photo courtesy: www.soundpasta.com

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