Madhuri’s comeback with Dedh Ishqiya has been in news for quite a while. For Madhuri’s role of a Begum she was the only choice as the character was written keeping her in mind. Vishal Bhardwaj was in touch with the actress for the role even before she had shifted back to India from the USA. Director Abhishek Chaubey narrated the story to her once she relocated to Mumbai.
Abhishek Chaubey says, “It was a role written exclusively for Madhuri. She plays the Begum. Vidya’s character had nothing left in it to take the story forward. So there was no way that I could’ve included her in Dedh Ishqiya.”