Dedh Ishqiya, the sequel to critically acclaimed Ishqiya, was all set for release this year on December 13th. However, now word is pouring in that the film’s release date has been shifted on Sajid Nadiadwala‘s request.
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Highway, directed by Imtiaz Ali and starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, is also set for a December 13th release. In order to avoid a clash, Nadiadwala met with Dedh Ishqiya director Vishal Bharadwaj and asked if he would consider shifting the release date of his film. Bharadwaj agreed, and so now Dedh Ishqiya will release on January 31st, 2014.
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, produced by Vishal Bhardwaj Productions and Shemaroo Entertainement, Dedh Ishqiya is about the romantic adventures of Khalujan (Naseeruddin Shah) and Babban (Arshad Warsi) with beautiful, irresistible and dangerous women of redoubtable character. In Ishqiya, Vidya Balan was the femme fatale who led the two men a merry dance while in Dedh Ishqiya, fun is doubled with Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi playing the seductresses with ‘nawabi ada’.