Vidya Balan is taking lessons to learn a specific UP dialect for her forthcoming film Ishkiyaan being produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and directed by his assistant Abhishek Chaubey. The film also stars Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.
Vishal and Abhishek have written the script of Ishkiyaan. The film has the same lingo as that of Vishal’s Omkara. When Vishal narrated the script to Vidya, she was apprehensive about her ability to deliver the dialogues fluently in this dialect. Being a South Indian, she was not very comfortable with the rural dialect. Though Vidya is fluent in Hindi, she insisted on learning the language before taking on the role.
The producer and director are happy with the effort being put in by Vidya.