The shooting of ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, sequel to 2010 hit movie ‘Ishqiya’, is all set to begin soon.
The director of the movie, Abhishek Choubey, has asked actress Kangna Ranaut to brush up her dancing skills to match the moves of the dancing diva Madhuri Dixit, who is making a comeback on big screen with this movie.
“Music was very important to 'Ishqiya' and so it will remain in 'Dedh Ishqiya', though this time the songs and music would be very different. Yes, Madhuri would be doing a lot of singing and dancing,” said director Abhishek Choubey to IANS.
Though Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah will reprise their roles as conman, Vidya Balan will not be seen in the movie as the movie takes place in a new setting, where Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah will move from Gorakhpur to Lucknow and meet a highly cultured Muslim family that includes Madhuri Dixit and Kangna Ranaut. While Naseeruddin Shah will romance Madhuri, Arshad Warsi will romance Kangna.
“Repetition is death for me. I was against doing a sequel in the first place, because no matter how one looks at it, a sequel is an extension of the first film. But then when I finally decided on doing 'Dedh Ishqiya', I decided to put the characters in a totally different ambience,” said the director.
With ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ the director hopes to revive the near-extinct Muslim social genre of Indian Cinema.
“I want to revive that old-world Nawabi charm of ornate architecture, the tehzeeb and the adaas that we saw in Muslim socials like 'Mere Mehboob', 'Mere Huzoor', 'Chaudhvin Ka Chand' and 'Nikaah',” the director said.
“Of course, the genre would be contemporized. But the essence of the genre, the flavor of the period, its essence and grace and, most important, the decadence of that Nawabi culture would remain,” he concluded.