Madhuri Dixit will fill in for Sridevi in Abhishek Varman’s next, produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Sridevi died of accidental drowning on February 24 while in Dubai to attend a wedding. In an Instagram post, Sridevi’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor thanked Dixit for stepping in for the late actress in Varman’s film.
Tentatively titled Shiddat, the Dharma Productions venture reportedly features an ensemble cast that includes Alia Bhatt, Varun Drawn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. The official cast and other details of the film are yet to be announced.
Varman made his directorial debut in 2014 the Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor-starrer 2 States, which was also co-produced by Dharma Productions. Dixit’s last Hindi film was Gulaab Gang (2014).