She wowed audiences with her graceful moves in Maar Daala (Devdas; 2002). And now, after over a decade, Madhuri Dixit will be seen in a similar avatar in director Abhishek Chaubey’s Dedh Ishqiya. The actor will perform mujra to a song titled Apne Karar Mein, which has been composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, who is also co-producing the film with Shemaroo Entertainment.
“The song is ready and we will be shooting for it after we’re done filming the entire movie. I can’t reveal much but I’ll say that it is a very elaborate number which will be shot on a big set,” says producer Ketan Maru. In the film, Madhuri plays Begum Para of Lucknow and has been paired opposite Naseeruddin Shah.
Ask Madhuri about her role in the film and she says, “Mine is a two-layered character. She (the begum) looks very happy on the surface but has her secret desires and cravings,” says Madhuri. Currently, the makers are wrapping up the last leg of the film’s shoot. “We have around 11 days of shooting left, out of which we will shoot for four days in Karjat,” says Maru.
Dedh Ishqiya is the sequel to Ishqiya (2010), which featured Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan.
People still call me Mohini
Immortalised as the dancing diva with the success of her hit song Ek Do Teen (Tezaab;1988) which went on to acquire cult status, Madhuri Dixit reminisces how that one number changed her life.
“I got recognition with that song. After it came out, people would stop and ask me for autographs,” remembers Madhuri. The actor goes on to say how her character in the film (that completes 25 years in 2013) is still etched on to people’s memories. “People remember the film and still call me Mohini,” she says.