Veteran actor Madhuri Dixit Nene has been signed on for a pivotal part in director Abhishek Varman’s next film titled Shiddat, which was earlier supposed to be played by late actor Sridevi.

Sridevi’s elder daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, confirmed the news through an Instagram post, wherein she also mentioned that this film was very close to her mother’s heart.

Janhvi wrote: “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…”

Back in October 2017, filmmaker Karan Johar announced he was reuniting with Abhishek on a project that would be co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

No other detail, including the film’s title and the primary cast, was, however, revealed.

Shiddat is scheduled to release worldwide on April 19, 2019.

Sridevi passed away on February 24 in Dubai while she was attending the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah.

The late actor was 54 at the time of her demise and is survived by husband Boney Kapoor and daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.