Mumbai: Vidya Balan has been offered a special trailer viewing of 'Dedh Ishqiya' by the makers of the sequel to the 2010 hit film which starred the actress. The second installment, slated to release on January 10 next year, is a romantic saga between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. While the maale leads have been retained the new additions are Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi.
Vidya had garnered a lot of appreciation for her performance in 'Ishqiya' as the gritty Krishna but due to the nature of the sequel, she could not continue with the character.
Hence, producers Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures and Shemaroo Entertainment have decided to show her the trailer of 'Dedh Ishqiya' for her best wishes.
Overwhelmed with the gesture, Vidya said she would love to be part of the trailer launch. But since the trailer launch is not an event but a huge online launch on Facebook, the producers have decided to show her the trailer before
"Vidya has been most gracious and very keen to watch the trailer and even offered to attend the trailer launch but as we are first launching the trailer on the Facebook instead of the conventional launch in a theatre we have offered to hold a special trailer viewing for her at her place," Mansi Maroo of Shemaroo said.
Vidya's character had led the two leading men Khalujan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) to a merry dance in 'Ishqiya'. While in 'Dedh Ishqiya' the dangerous romance will be played out with Begum Para (Madhuri) and Muniya
The film is directed by Abhishek Chaubey.