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‘Shiddat’ not to be shelved, Madhuri Dixit to replace Sridevi, confirms daughter Janhvi

Karan Johar, who is introducing Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor in ‘Dhadak’ is not relenting on his next iconic film ‘Shiddat’ as many people have speculated that the iconic film will be shelved following the sudden demise of the star.

Initially planned to feature Sridevi in lead role, Karan wanted it to be a never-seen-before Sridevi film and was getting ready with paraphernalia but the untimely demise of Sridevi has set the plan off the course. The actor was found dead in a bathtub in a Dubai hotel room last month.

However, Karan has found an equally talented Madhuri Dixit, the Dhak Dhak girl to replace the Hawa Hawai girl, confirmed Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi, who is busy for her first magazine cover page shoot with ‘Vogue’ from March 20.

Janhvi’s Instagram post has gone viral that within minutes, it became the top searched string on Google India and widely-shared news on Facebook and Twitter.

Janhvi said the Kapoor family is happy that Madhuri Dixit Nene is replacing her late mother Sridevi in the film and also thanked her. "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," she said.

‘Shiddat’ was originally planned with Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt as the lead pairs, bringing in Abhishek Varman who had earlier directed films such as ‘Hasee Toh Phansi’, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ as director.

‘Shiddat’ is a joint project by big brands such as Fox Star Studios and Dharma productions of Karan Johar. Besides, Sajid Nadiadwala is being roped in. Top fashion designer Manish Malhotra is tipped to be the costume designer, while the music director A.R. Rehman has reportedly been sounded.

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