Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene has signed her first film after moving back to India. She will play the female lead in the Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Dedh Ishqiya’. Madhuri made the announcement on Twitter, “Hey guys, back in action. On sets for Star’s Life OK. Am doing Dedh Ishqiya. Jhalak right around the corner. More to come!”
Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi starrer 2010 film Ishqiya, which was directed by Abhishek Choubey.
Vidya will not be returning to the sequel as there is no room for her character but male lead Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah have been retained. Kangana Ranaut has been added to the cast.
Vidya is very happy to know that Madhuri will be playing lead in the sequel. She said, “In the first part, the two men 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.”
The shooting of Dedh Ishqiya will be started in May. This will be Madhuri’s first film after shifting back to India.
Madhuri would also be judging the 5th season of dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa” for the second time.