News is that Madhuri Dixit has now signed on the dotted line for Dedh Ishqiya, the sequel of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Ishqiya. This film will be directed by Abhishek Chaubey, who also directed Ishqiya.
Reports state that while Vidya Balan won’t be featuring in the sequel, Kangna Ranaut has been added to the cast and that the two male leads Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi have been retained from the original.
Dedh Ishqiya is about the adventures of Arshad and Naseer and takes off from where Ishqiya ended. Madhuri will be playing Shahi Begum, a grey character and has been paired opposite Naseeruddin Shah.
An insider stated that the shoot of the film will start from May.