Madhuri Dixit to star in Dedh Ishqiya

MUMBAI: The sequel of the 2010 hit Ishqiya is finally coming up. The ball has been put to roll with Madhuri Dixit Nene signing on the dotted line to play the female lead in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dedh Ishqiya. She has been paired with Naseeruddin Shah.

This edition will not have Vidya Balan as in the first part. Balan had recently said, “In the first part, the two men (Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi) come to my village to meet me. In the next part, they will go elsewhere, so obviously they will meet someone new and not me. Anyways, I like Madhuri Dixit and I`m happy that she is in the sequel."

Dedh Isqiya is about the adventures of Shah and Arshad Warsi and takes off from where Ishqiya ended. It is said that Dixit Nene will play a grey character of a begum whose style of making love is very royal (nawabi). It’s her habit to spout shayari while wooing her man.

Abhishek Chaubey had directed the rural drama, which opened to great reviews and box office collections. The film was co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and Shemaroo Entertainment.

The film will start rolling in May.

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