Before the sad demise of prolific legend Sridevi, she was on board to do a film with Abhishek Varman which was to be produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions. Abhishek Varman has made a blockbuster film by the name of 2 States with Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt while he was prepping for this one. Sridevi’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor took to Instagram and mentioned that, ‘Abhishek Varman’s next was very close to mom’s heart’. Sridevi was operating on her second innings which started in 2012 with the brilliant ‘English Vinglish’ and her last film was ‘Mom’ in 2017.
Sridevi was very careful about her project and was only picking up the ones she was most interested in. After her death, Madhuri Dixit is now on board for the project and will be portraying the role initially written for Sridevi. Jahnvi also wrote that, ‘Dad, Khushi and I are thankful to Madhuriji for now being a part of this beautiful film’. Back in 90’s both of them were spoken with great rivalry for one another but in the surprising turn of events left films at the peak of their career due to family commitments and also started their second innings almost at the same time.
It was very gracious of Madhuri to sign up for this job as nobody ideally wants to be the second choice but she paid respected to her friend in a huge way. Jahnvi herself is working with Karan Johar for her upcoming debut film ‘Dhadak’ which also co-stars Ishaan Khatter. Both mother and daughter were now closely attached with Dharma for their independent ventures but her sudden demise has left everyone who liked her in shock. Sridevi was one of the best female actor ever and Abhishek had written the script keeping her in mind but Madhuri’s superior acting skills is no less than anybody to pull off the role.