Madhuri Dixit enthralled the audience when she graced the silver screen as Chandramukhi in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 magnum opus, ‘Devdas’. Whenever we talk about her best performances, her role as the vivacious courtesan stands out prominently. Now, after 16 years of ‘Devdas’, Dixit is all set to play a courtesan one more time in Karan Johar’s upcoming production, ‘Kalank’.
‘Kalank’, starring Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunal Khemu in important roles, has already begun its production and the buzz around the characters that the lead actors play in the film is quite high. Everyone wants to know who is playing what in the movie. Though there is no confirmation on any actor’s part, insiders reveal that Madhuri Dixit, who was last seen in ‘Gulab Gang’ (2014), plays a courtesan in the movie, accompanied by Alia Bhatt.
Talking about her character in the film, a source reveals, “Madhuri Dixit will be playing a courtesan in the movie which is a period drama. She is a trained Kathak dancer in the movie, who teaches others the dance form. Given her knowledge and mastery of dance, especially Kathak, this one is easy for her. Despite that, she is putting in 4-5 hours for the rehearsals. Currently, due to the promotions of ‘Bucket List’, she is slightly caught up. But once that gets done, she will be leaving no stone unturned for the movie.”
Another source adds to this, saying, “While Madhuri Dixit plays this character, Sanjay Dutt portrays the role of a Raja. But at this moment, not much can be revealed about his character. Only when he begins shooting, things will be slightly clearer. Right now, the director is shooting with Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha.”
Well, we know no one can hold a candle to Madhuri Dixit when it comes to classical dance. We are sure she will nail her character in ‘Kalank’. Produced by Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the film enters cinemas on 19th April 2019.