Madhuri Dixit opens up on last meeting with Sridevi, two months before her death
After a gap of five years, Madhuri Dixit is back to Hindi films. The original Dhak-Dhak girl has two films lined up this year. If one promises to be a laugh riot, the other is a period drama set against partition. It is no secret that Madhuri wasn't the first choice for Karan Johar's Kalank, in fact, the filmmaker had roped in late actress Sridevi for a role opposite Sanjay Dutt. However, her untimely demise led to major changes, and soon Madhuri Dixit stepped into Sridevi's shoes for the film.
It's almost a year since Sridevi passed away, but Madhuri Dixit says that she still finds it hard to believe that the versatile actress is no more.
Talking to a daily, Madhuri opened up on her last meeting with Sridevi.
"We met for the last time at Manish's (designer Manish Malhotra) birthday party, she was with her daughters (Janhvi and Khushi) and so happy," said Madhuri. She added that Sridevi's shocking death is a reminder that life is too short.
"That's why it is important to live each day to the fullest, hold your family and kids close, because you don't know what can happen tomorrow. Sridevi left behind a void, there's this huge empty space," added Total Dhamaal actress.
Speculation is rife that Madhuri will be seen playing a courtesan in Kalank, which also features Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in pivotal roles.
Kalank was conceptualised a decade and a half ago, and Karan's father, the late Yash Johar, was supposed to direct the film. Pre-production had begun, but it got shelved. The film is now set to be released on April 19.