Filmmaker Karan Johar have made the impossible possible by bringing together Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit onscreen after 21 years. Co-stars of films Saajan, Khalnayak and Mahaanta, Dutt, 58 and Madhuri, 50, reportedly dated during the nineties and separated after he was sentenced to jail for possessing arms which were a part of the consignment used in the 1993 Mumbai blast.
Bollywood Hungama reports that Dutt had informed KJo that he isn’t quite comfortable working with Madhuri, yet again although she categorically stated that she doesn’t mind “working with anyone.” So how KJo Convinced Sanjay Dutt ? Well ! A source close to Dharma Productions told Bollywood Hungama that KJo spoke to Dutt, advising him to let bygones be bygones. “Karan reminded Dutt that whatever had happened between Dixit and Dutt was in the past, that they are now happily married and with children. Let the past bury itself,” Bollywood Hungama quoted a source as saying. Dutt, thus, agreed.
Madhuri Dixit’s role in Kalank, in fact, is kind of accidental as it was Sridevi, whom KJo had cast in the film intially. But after her sudden death, Madhuri replaced her in the film – an announcement that was made last month by the late actress’ daughter, Janhvi Kapoor. The source also told Bollywood Hungama that Kalank features Dutt and Madhuri in a “mature relationship” adding that “their track is being done with utmost discretion. No one will be allowed to feel uncomfortable.”
Kalank, set in the 1940s, was incepted 15 years ago by Karan Johar and his father, filmmaker Yash Johar. Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment will be producing Kalank apart from Dharma Productions. Directed by Abhishek Varman, Kalank co-stars Ali Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. It is scheduled to release on April 19, 2019.