Mumbai : Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit has confirmed that she will play the lead in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dedh Ishqiya.
Directed by Abhishek Choubey, Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to 2010 film Ishqiya, which starred Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.
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"Hey guys, back in action. On set for Star’s Life OK. Am doing Dedh Ishqiya and Jhalak… is right around the corner. More to come! Thanks for all ur patience and support!," she posted on her Twitter page. The sequel retains Naseer and Arshad in prominent roles.
In 2007, Madhuri, who is married to US-based Sriram Nene, was seen in the film Aaja Nach Le, after which she shifted back to the country. The actress returned in 2011 to be a judge on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. And later decided to shift permanently to India with family.
This will be Madhuri’s first film after shifting back to India.
The 44-year-old dancing diva also became the latest Indian film star to join the top line up at the Madame Tussauds wax museum recently which also houses statues of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan.