Madhuri Dixit: Begum Para was a role that appealed to me

“For women, it’s a great time to be in the industry. When they narrated the script to me, I was very excited. The role of Begum Para was a role that appealed to me,” said Madhuri Dixit, who is making a comeback to the film industry with the movie Dedh Ishqiya. “I am so thankful that our cinema has come a long way, and I am happy that women are portrayed as characters and not just eye candy in the films. (Women are) very beautifully portrayed on the screen,” she added.

Dedh Ishqiya is a sequel to the hit 2010 dark comedy Ishqiya and stars Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi besides Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah.

“Begum Para is a beautiful character written by Abhishek. She is a poetic woman. She is a widow and her late husband’s wish was that if she ever marries again, she should marry a poet. So every year she organises a swayamvar for her. She has been completely unimpressed for two years, but in the third year Babban (Arshad) comes,” said the 47 year old actress.

When asked if she was nervous about the movie, she smiled and said she isn’t nervous but she’s very excited.

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