Eager to work with Madhuri Dixit again: Naseeruddin Shah

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will share the screen space with Madhuri Dixit in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dedh Ishqiya, says he is a “fan” of the dhak dhak girl and is eager to work with her again.

Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to 2010 film Ishqiya starring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi. While Naseer and Arshad would reprise their roles of conman, Madhuri has replaced Vidya.

This is not the first time that Madhuri and Naseer would be seen on the silver screen. They have worked together in films like Rajiv Rai’s Tridev (1989), Pankaj Parashar’s Rajkumar (1996) M F Hussain’s Gaja Gamini (2000)–the last two films bombed at the box office.

“Madhuri and I have worked together before and I am her fan. I don’t know how many films of mine she has seen but I always thought she is a good actress and I am waiting to work with her again,” he said.

“I am waiting for the shooting to begin. It will be at the end of the year. I am waiting also because it will be Abhishek Chaubey’s next film. I feel it will be better than Ishqiya,” Naseer added.

His next release is director Kabeer Kaushik’s crime-thriller Maximum starring himself, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia and Vinay Pathak in lead roles and is set to hit the screens on June 29.

Naseer who is essaying the role of a cop in Maximum, says, “the subject of this film appealed to me. I liked my role and it was a wonderful experience working in this film”.

Replying to a query on if he intends to slip into the shoes of director, the actor replied, ”I will not be directing any film. It is very difficult. But I admire those who make good films. But I will not try. I will never leave acting. Even if I stop working in films, I will never leave acting. I do a job which I love,” he said.

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