Just a few hours after Janhvi Kapoor’s announcement on Instagram, thanking Madhuri Dixit for filling mother Sridevi’s shoes in Abhishek Varman’s upcoming film Shidhat, the film’s producer Karan Johar clarified some things on Twitter by saying that the film would not be titled Shidhat.
He also said that the final cast will be announced soon.
Some clarifications!!! Yes…we are honoured and humbled to have @MadhuriDixit on board for @abhivarman ‘s next! NO the film is NOT titled SHIDHAT! Yes the film will Commence shoot in mid April! The films final cast and credits will be announced soon!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 19, 2018
Janhvi had just announced that Madhuri had replaced Sridevi. However, she did not the mention the title of the film. 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…” and shared a photo of the two actresses from a reality show.
The movie was going to star Sridevi, along with Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor. Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt were last seen together on-screen in Gumrah, almost 25 years ago. Her untimely demise came as a shock to everyone, since the cause of death was cited as ‘accidental drowning’.
As for Janhvi, she is gearing up for her Bollywood debut in Dhadak, along with Shahid Kapoor’s half brother Ishaan Khatter. The film is a remake of the 2016 Marathi film Sairat, however this film is set in Rajasthan.