Madhuri Dixit in Ishqiya

Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ is a sequel to 2010 hit film ‘Ishqiya’ starring Madhuri Dixit, Nasseruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Huma Qureshi. Nasseruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi will be seen reprising their roles from ‘Ishqiya’.

The diva Madhuri Dixit will be seen romancing veteran actor Nasseruddin Shah and says that though she was comfortable working with him, yet she felt shy doing intense scenes with him.


“I was not nervous working with him. His eyes had an intense feeling. Whenever we did intense scenes, I was feeling shy. He is a natural actor, you just have to react when you act with him,” Madhuri told reporters here at the trailer launch of the film. “I was comfortable working with him. I was just playing the character… had fun,” she said. Madhuri plays the role of Begum Para in the sequel. It was her character and script that made her say yes to the film. “I had seen ‘Ishqiya’ and had loved it. They approached me for the sequel… I loved my character and the story very much. It was a tight script with romance, trust, betrayal and other elements,” she said. “We shot in remote areas… Travelled almost two hours… Shot in dirty locations. We all worked very hard and it was great fun with the team,” she added.

Madhuri will be next seen in Gulab Gang playing a woman gang leader. “Both the films and the characters are very different. I will be seen in different avatars. I feel fortunate to be part of such different projects,” she added. Madhuri is back on silver screen after a gap of few years and she does feel a change in filmmaking. “There are changes in the film industry like today filmmakers are shooting in remote areas, today things are more disciplined, the scripts are ready, everything is finalised before, it is all well planned so that actors have to come and perform,” Madhuri said. “Today promotions, marketing have become a big deal. Promotions are hectic,” she said.