Dedh Ishqiya sans the essence of Vidya Balan
Pune: Be prepared to welcome ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ without Vidya Balan in it! “Dedh Ishqiya” the sequel to “Ishqyia” seems to have no place for Vidya Balan who sizzled in the prequel to dance away with four film awards. Vishal Bharadwaj, the director of the sequel says the script for the movie has no role for the sultry Balan.
Unlike Ishqiya, the “Ishqiya-2” has two heroines though. Madhuri Dixit was reportedly approached for one of the roles but the movie-makers had to shelve the idea on hearing her fee. Thespian Naseeruddin Shah and funny-bone Arshad Warsi continue where they have left in the prequel, though the change being, the two woo two girls.
Another surprising news is that Vidya Balan was present at the announcement function of Dedh Ishqiya, despite being not included in the cast and being busy with her own “Dirty Picture” in which she will be portraying a role based on the life and times of the erstwhile Southern Siren – Silk Smitha.
Though it is not immediately known who will be the two girls in the movie, it is certain that carrying the movie without the oomph and sensuousness of Vidya Balan who scorched the screen in the original, will be a tough ask for Vishal & company.