- "It felt good to work together after a long time," said Sanjay Dutt
- "We are working after more than 20 years," said Madhuri
- The role was originally to be played by Sridevi
Karan Johar''s ambitious production Kalank brings together the on-screen pairing of Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit after over two decades and the Munna Bhai star on Tuesday said he would like to work more with his longtime co-star.
Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri were one of the most popular reel-life couples and worked together in several hit films in the Nineties such as Saajan, Khalnayak, Thandedar and Iaalaka.
Asked how it was to team up with Madhuri for the film, Sanjay Dutt told reporters, "It felt good to work together after a long time. I''ll try to work more with her."
The actor was speaking at the teaser launch of Kalank.
Madhuri said reuniting with former co-stars is always enriching.
"We are working after more than 20 years. Recently, I worked with Anil Kapoor after a long time. It''s always wonderful to work with actors you've worked with before. Even here, it was wonderful," she said.
Kalank also features an ensemble cast of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Directed Abhishek Verman, the period-drama is backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and is scheduled to release on April 19.
Originally, Sridevi was meant to do the film. After Sridevi's death, the role eventually went to Madhuri.
When asked how it was to take up the role, Madhuri said, "When I was approached to do the role, I had a heavy by heart. She was a great artiste and a good human being. When you get a role, you do it your way. But, of course, we used to miss her everyday on set.
"Once you start work, you have to look beyond that and play your character to the best of your abilities."