Madhuri takes Sridevi's place in Abhishek Varman's film 'Shiddat'

Madhuri Dixit-Nene
Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene will replace Sridevi in 'Shiddat' (IANS) IANS

Madhuri Dixit has been cast in a role which was to be played by Sridevi in Abhishek Varman's new directorial, the late actress' daughter Janhvi Kapoor said on Monday.

"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," Janhvi posted on her Instagram page.

She also shared a warm photograph featuring Madhuri and Sridevi, who were considered professional rivals at one point in their careers. Sridevi, last seen on-screen in "Mom", died on February 24 in Dubai.

Karan Johar's 'Shiddat' was planned with Sridevi as iconic star and many believed that it would be shelved following her death last month. But Janhvi's Instagram meassage has gone viral confirming what was rumoured earlier that Madhuri Dixit Nene will replace Sridevi.