Director Abhishek Chaubey made the film Ishqiya with Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi. The film won critical acclaim and won Filmfare awards. It was also screened at International Film Festivals. The film did average business at the box office.
Now, Abhishek Chaubey is planning to make a sequel to Ishqiya which will have the same star cast of Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in the lead roles. The original had a rurla background and the sequel will have an urban backdrop and will be shot entirely in Mumbai.
Abhishek Chaubey says that Ishqiya 2 will be a woman-centric film and will show Vidya’s character as bold urbanite who faces challenges and in the process breaks some accepted social norms. The film will have lyrics by Gulzaar and music will be composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.