Madhuri Dixit on replacing Sridevi in ‘Kalank’: “I had a heavy heart”

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Soon after the sudden demise of legendary actress, Sridevi last year, Karan Johar confirmed that Madhuri Dixit will be stepping into the vacant shoes to take the film forward.

At the teaser launch of ‘Kalank’ earlier today, Dixit spoke about being approached for the film. She was cited in DNA India saying, “It was tragic news and I had a heavy heart when I was approached for the movie. She was a brilliant actress. To step into her role, as an actress, you do your role, but yes she was always remembered on the sets as she was supposed to do the film. But, then if you start working on the project, you have to see beyond that and you have to do with conviction and that’s what I did. We definitely will miss her.”

She added, “We had known each other for many years and shared a warm equation. It was difficult for everyone in the industry to wrap their heads around her sudden loss. It is still hard to accept the truth. I don’t think anyone of us has still come to terms with her absence. We will always feel the void. When I was on the sets, I looked at it as just another role. But, yes, I was extremely emotional when Karan (Johar) asked me to take up her role. I hope I make her proud.”

‘Kalank’ releases on 17th April 2019.

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