Karan Johar’s latest period drama just hit the theatres with one of the biggest cast ensembles of the recent times. Kalank brings together Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt with the younger lot of Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Varun Dhawan. While this cast is a big attraction for everyone, it wasn’t the first choice for this film. Initially, the role of Bahaar Begum that is essayed by Madhuri was supposed to be played by late Sridevi. But the actress’ untimely demise last year led to the big changes
Remembering Sridevi, ace designer Manish Malhotra, who is also the costume designer for Kalank, said, “I knew Sridevi ma’am was playing the role and you know how close I have been to her… We had just started discussing the film and her untimely death happened.” Manish father added, “There were so many times on the set I thought about her. And I thought that if she’d be here, we would be discussing her clothes or jewellery.”
Well, we too would have loved seeing the evergreen Sridevi take the opulent role of Bahaar Begum in Kalank. However having said, we can’t deny that Madhuri has done a phenomenal job in the film.