Sridevi was all set to start work on Abhishek Varman’s Shiddat which stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. However, because of her untimely demise, the star cast of the film will not be fortunate enough to work with the veteran actress. Recent reports suggested that Madhuri Dixit Nene was to replace Sridevi in Abhishek Varman’s film and now the late actress’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor had made an announcement about the same. (ALSO READ: Janhvi Kapoor Shoots For The Vogue Cover Without Mommy Sridevi – Read Details)

Janhvi Kapoor took to Instagram and shared a post with a picture of Madhuri and Sridevi and 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…” Take a look at the post below. A report in DNA had mentioned that Karan Johar who is producing a film feels Madhuri would be the perfect choice for the role, which would now be a tribute to the late actress.

Madhuri fans can rejoice as they’ll get to see the actress return to the big screen after 2014 release Gulaab Gang which also starred Juhi Chawla in a negative role. According to reports, the 50-year old actress has a strong role in the film. This announcement has also made things exciting because Madhuri will be seen sharing screen space with Sanjay Dutt too after a really long gap. Interestingly, Shiddat will be Alia and Varun’s fourth film after Student Of The Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.