Madhuri replaces Aishwarya as 'Satte Pe Satta' heroine

Almost after a decade and a half, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt will be sharing screen space. Madhuri will replace Aishwarya Rai in the remake of yesteryears blockbuster, ‘Satte Pe Satta’.  

To be co-produced by Dutt and Ashtavinayak, the remake will see Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit stepping into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan-Hema Malini.

Director of the film, Soham Shah expressed his joy for having Madhuri Dixit on board. He said, "I was always keen on Madhuri playing Hema Malini`s role in my remake. However, I was hesitant to put the proposal forward wondering if she would accept it. Looks like someone up there was listening because Dhillin Mehta and Baba (Sanjay) who are co-producers sent Madhuri a message. I sent her the script and I was ecstatic when she agreed."

If we recall, Madhuri and Sanjay starred opposite each other in superhit films, ‘Khalnayak’ and ‘Sajaan’.

Producer Dhillin Mehta is excited about the Mads-Sanju pair. He said, "Honestly, the Sanjay-Madhuri pair has its own charm. We are delighted that we were able to get her to say yes to us. Sometimes things work out for the best. We are happy to announce this film on her birthday today."

Aishwarya’s name as a lead actress was also in the mind of the makers but her prior assignments will keep her busy for couple of months and Sanju baba does not want to delay the shooting of the film further.