- Madhuri Dixit said she "felt blessed" playing the role
- Madhuri Dixit was offered the role after Sridevi's death
- Kalank releases on April 17
Madhuri Dixit, who plays the role of Bahaar Begum in upcoming film Kalank, shared her new poster on social media describing her character as "mysterious and enchanting" and adding that she "felt blessed" playing the role. Madhuri Dixit looks spectacular in an exquisite maroon outfit as she poses against the backdrop of what appears to be a haveli. Going by the film's teaser, which released earlier this week, Madhuri Dixit's Bahaar Begum has an integral role to play in the complicated life of Balraj Chaudhry (played by Sanjay Dutt) and his family. However, Madhuri Dixit wasn't the first choice for the role of Bahaar Begum, it was Sridevi. After Sridevi's death, the role was offered to Madhuri Dixit.
Take a look at Madhuri Dixit as Bahaar Begum in Kalank:
Felt blessed playing a character so mysterious & enchanting. Catch #BahaarBegum in #Kalank on 17th April@duttsanjay#AdityaRoyKapur@Varun_dvn@aliaa08@sonakshisinha@abhivarman@ipritamofficial@karanjohar#SajidNadiadwala@apoorvamehta18@foxstarhindi@DharmaMovies@NGEMoviespic.twitter.com/CuWYb7kHNH— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) March 16, 2019
Speaking about stepping into Sridevi's shoes for Kalank, Madhuri Dixit said during a press conference for the film: "I have immense respect for her. She was a good artiste and a good human being too. To step into the role, when you look in to it as an actress, it's a different scenario as you add your own inputs to the character, but we used to remember her on sets as she was a part of the film."
"Once you start working, you have to move on and do your job... I did that, but missed her too," she added.
Kalank, directed by Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar, also stars Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha.
Kalank opens in cinemas on April 17.
(With inputs from IANS)
Follow NDTV for latest election news and live coverage of assembly elections 2019 in Maharashtra and Haryana.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.