The sudden and tragic demise of Sridevi has left a void in the lives of all those who loved her. Feeling the emptiness starkly right now is Karan Johar, who has revealed that he was to start shooting with the late actress for a film he had conceptualised.
Fact is, last October there had been strong rumours of Karan Johar signing Sridevi for a film. She was reported to co-star opposite Sanjay Dutt. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were also supposed to be a part of this Abhishek Varman directorial. Nothing had been confirmed then. Now, however, as the actress is no more, a heart-broken Karan is sharing details of his plans which will never see the light of day now. The filmmaker opened up during the shooting of the talent hunt reality show, ‘India’s Next Superstars’, which he judges, along with Rohit Shetty. According to sources, Karan revealed that Sridevi was extremely happy when he revealed his desire to launch her daughter Janhvi in Dhadak. More happiness was in store when a week later, he visited the legendary actress again at her residence – this time to ask if she would be a part of another Dharma film that he had conceptualized.
Sri, Karan reveals, had loved the idea of the film and greenlighted it immediately. What’s more, filming was to begin this April. Destiny, however, struck a nasty blow and now Karan’s dream of working with the superlative actress will remain a dream.
On the show, Karan also revealed how huge a fan he had been of Sri, since his childhood. Apparently, he even possessed a video cassette named ‘Best of Sridevi’, which featured all the late actress’s hit songs. It was a favourite of his and, the big admirer that he was, he would watch it repeatedly! Karan also shared that Mr. India director Shekhar Kapur had accepted a challenge from Feroz Khan, that nobody could make Sridevi look as sexy in a chiffon sari as he, Feroz Khan, had done in Janbaaz. Shekhar not only took up the challenge, he probably won it as well – Sri has never looked more sensational than she did in the blue chiffon, swaying to ‘Kaate nahi katate…’ in Mr. India!
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