Madhuri Dixit replaces Sridevi in Abhishek Varman’s next, Janhvi kapoor thanks actor

Madhuri Dixit has been signed on for the part in 2 States fame director Abhishek Varman’s next that was earlier supposed to be played by Sridevi. Sridevi’s daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, shared the news through an Instagram post, wherein she also mentioned that this film was very close to her mother’s heart. “Abhishek Varman’s next film was very close to mom’s heart ...Dad, Khushi and I are thankful to Madhuri ji for now being a part of this beautiful film...,” Kapoor wrote alongside a picture of Sridevi and Dixit. Sridevi died of accidental drowning  in Dubai last month at the of 54. Last year in October, filmmaker Karan Johar announced he was reuniting with Varman on a project that would be co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. No other detail, including the film’s title and the primary cast, was, however, revealed. The film is slated to release on April 19, next year.              — PTI/Mumbai