Vidya to romance Naseer and Arshad again in ‘Ishqiya 2’

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 14:06 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: After the super duper success of ‘Ishqiya’, Vishal Bhardwaj is all set to roll out ‘Ishqiya 2’.

Buzz has it that Shemaroo and Vishal Bhardwaj announced the sequel with Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah.

Talking to a daily, a source said, “‘Ishqiya’ was a huge hit and was also critically acclaimed. The producers were very happy and were keen to make a sequel. However the film did not take off for a long time. Everything seems to be on track now and last night the film was announced at a private party at the producer Shemaroo`s office. Arshad and Vidya were present when the film was announced, while Vishal, his wife Rekha, and Abhishek Chaubey were also present. Abhishek has an idea and the script is currently under finalisation. The film will go on the floors in the middle of this year. The last draft is being written and maybe one or two people might be added. Vidya and Arshad are equally thrilled to do the sequel.”

“Abhishek was being offered to direct a film from several production houses. He too was in talks and there was a strong buzz that he was going to make a film with John Abraham. But it seems nothing did materialise. Abhishek took a long break to decide his next film script and what he wanted to direct. Finally after this break, he has decided to direct his debut movie ‘Ishqiya’ sequel,” added the source.

When contacted, Ketan Maroo, the producer of the film said, “Yes, we have announced the film. However, I will be in a better position to give you details in a few days.”

Well, it seems Bollywood has all of a sudden fallen in love with sequels!