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Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who used to be a force to reckon with during her heydays in the 90s, has started shooting for her much-awaited movie, Kalank. To be directed by young filmmaker Abhishek Verman, Kalank is a period drama set in the 40s, during the times of India-Pakistan partition.

Revealing some more details about her first day on the sets of Kalank, a source reveals, “Madhuri will be joining Varun (Dhawan) and Alia (Bhatt) on the sets of the film today. Many of her scenes are with the two actors.”

The diva confirmed the news, saying “I am excited to start the shoot for Kalank today. It’s my second association with Karan Johar after Bucket List, which is being presented by him. It’s been a lovely journey so far. I can’t wait to begin this one.”

Kalank is a multi-starrer film which features Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in pivotal roles. The character which Dixit will be seen playing in the movie was earlier offered to late actress Sridevi. However, due to her untimely death, Karan approached Madhuri who readily accepted the offer.

To be jointly produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Kalank is slated for its theatrical release on April 19, 2019.