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04-10-2012, 02:34 PM #1
Madhuri Dixit finally signs 'Dedh Ishqiya'
The Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi starrer ‘Ishqiya’ garnered much critical acclaims for its story, direction and characters. While the news of its sequel was making rounds for sometime, it is now reported that the second version will be titled ‘Dedh Ishqiya’. The movie like the original will be directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Vishal Bharadwaj.
Now the news is that Madhuri Dixit-Nene the dhak-dhak girl of 90's has signed her first film after moving back to the country last November. Madhuri has replaced Vidya Balan in Ishqiya sequel. She has signed on the dotted line for “Dedh Ishqiya“
While Vidya won’t be returning to the sequel, the two male leads have been retained, and Kangna Ranaut has been added to the cast. “Dedh Ishqiya” is about the adventures of Arshad and Naseer and takes off from where “Ishqiya” ended.
Madhuri met Abhishek last week and confirmed her presence in the film. Says an insider, “Madhuri will play a grey character called Shahi Begum. She is paired opposite Naseeruddin Shah. The character calls for nawaabi style mein ishq ladaana and spouting shayiris.”
Madhuri’s manager Rikku Rakeshnath confirms, “Madhuri is doing the film, and she is very charged up about it. Though talks have been going on for a few months, we had the final narration last Saturday, where Madhuri said yes.
A spokesperson from Shemaroo,co-producing the film says that “We will start shooting from May.”