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Madhuri Dixit talks about taking up late Srideviâs role in Kalank

It’s soon going to be a year to Sridevi’s demise and it still feels unreal and shocking. Known best as Hindi film industry’s first female superstar, Sridevi was to star in Abhishek Varman’s Kalank. It was after her untimely demise when makers roped in Madhuri Dixit to play her part in this period drama. 

Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Filmfare

During the promotions of her next release, Total Dhamaal, Madhuri spoke about how difficult it was for her to step into Sridevi’s shoes for Kalank. The actress said it took time for her to digest the huge loss. She said, “What took time was to digest the whole thing that had happened. It was so shocking, I was like ‘you want me to do this role?’ because even they (filmmakers) were stuck. They had to go on. As a person, it was hard to deal. As an actor, you know the role, the script. It’s a different matter altogether. But to accept the truth was very difficult.” 

Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Filmfare

After Sridevi’s demise, daughter Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram handle and thanked Madhuri Dixit for taking up Sridevi’s role as she 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.”

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