Madhuri to head Gulab Gang!


By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, May 2 -- Actor Madhuri Dixit has been on a signing spree ever since she moved back to Mumbai. Dixit, 44, has already signed Vishal Bharadwaj's Dedh Ishqiya, and now she is set to play the a gangster in Anubhav Sinha's Gulab Gang.

"We have signed Madhuri for Gulab Gang. She'll be playing the lead role of Gulab. She heads a gang of women," says an excited Sinha. "It was director Soumik Sen who narrated the story to me and I really liked it. It was his idea of having Madhuri in the film. He met her and she was also very excited about it," Sinha adds.

Gulab Gang is the story of a gang of women fighting against social injustice. "It is not a biopic nor is it based on anyone. It is fiction," informs Sinha. There will be six female characters in the film. "We have just finalised Madhuri. Soumik had mentioned that he wants to cast Mahie Gill, Shilpa Shukla also. But I don't know if things have been finalised. We are also looking for a female antagonist," he adds.