Abhishek Chaubey’s film Ishqiya starring Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan and Arshad Warsi was a hit at the box office and received rave reviews from the critics. A sequel to the film has been planned and the script is ready.
For reasons unknown, Vidya Balan refused to be part of the Ishqiya sequel titled Dedh Ishqiya. She is said to be having date problems because of her forthcoming film Dirty Picture based on Silk Smitha’s life.
There was news that Rani Mukherjee might star in the sequel. There was also a buzz that Madhuri Dixit may be considered. However, director Abhishek Chaubey confirmed Kangana Ranaut and she has signed on the dotted line.