The world is still mourning the loss of this beautiful soul, and Johar’s film is once again left with delays. “Shiddat” was set to hit the floor in a month or two but with the loss of Sridevi, the film now faces new challenges. There are very few actresses with the beauty, grace and natural talent of Sridevi. She is utterly irreplaceable.
“Shiddat” is directed by Abhishek Verman and will be Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s fourth film together. The cast also includes Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Sanjay Dutt. The film is a period-drama where Dutt and Sridevi were set to play the parents of Kapoor and Dhawan. Dutt will play a businessman from Lahore and the film is set in 1947 during the India-Pakistan partition. Few know that this film is a dream project of Johar’s father, Yash Johar. The elder Johar had spent 3 months in Lahore researching the film as well.
If Dixit-Nene agrees to be a part of the project, this will be the first time we see Dutt and Dixit-Nene in years. These two talented stars have given us amazing films like “Saajan,” “Khal Nayak, “Khatron Ki Khiladi,” and more.
However, nothing has been set in stone just yet. Johar wants to be respectful of the Kapoor family and their loss. It’s not the time for business just yet.
“There are a lot of speculative stories during the rounds about the star cast of Abhishek Verman’s Shiddat but let us clarify, no one has been approached for the film yet,” a source close to Dharma Productions told the news outlet Pinkvilla. “Karan is very sensitive about the Kapoor family and till all the post-death rituals of Sridevi are not completed, he wouldn’t start anything. Also, Karan is not in the country so till he isn’t back, nobody would be approached.”
Allegedly, Johar had approached Sridevi for “Shiddat” the same time as he cast her daughter Jahnvi for his film “Dhadak.” Since Sridevi decided to return to acting, it would have been her fourth film after the hit film “English Vinglish,” the Tamil film “Puli” and her recent Hindi thriller, “Mom.” Now Shah Rukh Khan’s “Zero” is the last film we will see the beautiful Sridevi in as she has a cameo in the film.