The sequel part of Ishqiya has replaced saucy Vidya with the sensuous Madhuri while keeping the other casts same for Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi who were in the original, as well as Huma Qureshi. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the hinterland drama is coming out on January 10.
“Yes, I did miss her (Vidya) in the sequel. She had done a great job in ‘Ishqiya’, but the sequel demanded for a different star cast,” extolled Arshad in an interview. He also added “And I must say I had a great fun shooting with Madhuri and Huma in the film. But yes I did miss Vidya.” Arshad who had locked lips with Vidya in part one praises Huma too. “Ishqiya” was an unconventional film, presenting Vidya as a small town-based seductress Krishna, who has Khalujan (Naseer) and Babban (Arshad) wrapped around her finger. Despite being unconventional and being told in a rural setup, the film scored high at the box office and even wowed the critics. He said: “When I was shooting with Huma, I realised her screen presence is wonderful. She looks gorgeous on screen…I don’t mean to say that she doesn’t look nice off-screen, but she looks damn beautiful on screen.”