Bollywood director Abhishek Chaubey, who is directing ‘Ishqiya’ sequel ‘Dedh Ishqiya’, revealed that Madhuri Dixit has always been in his mind for the movie.
The director said that Madhuri Dixit was the only choice for the role as the role was written keeping her in mind. In fact Vishal Bhardwaj had been in touch with the actress about the movie even when she was in United States.
“It was a role written exclusively for Madhuri. She plays the Begum. Vidya's character had nothing left in it to take the story forward. So there was no way that I could've included her in ‘Dedh Ishqiya’," Chaubey said.
‘Dedh Ishqiya’ is a sequel to 2010 super hit movie ‘Ishqiya’, which starred Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah.
The movie will see Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah move from Gorakhpur (where ‘Ishqiya’ was set) to Lucknow and meet a highly cultured Muslim family that includes Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi. While Naseeruddin Shah will romance Madhuri, Arshad Warsi will romance Huma Qureshi.
The movie will be directed by ‘Ishqiya’ director Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj.
‘Dedh Ishqiya’ will release on January 31, 2014.