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I don't play a gangster in Gulab Gang: Madhuri

PTI  Mumbai, June 09, 2012
First Published: 14:06 IST(8/6/2012) | Last Updated: 17:34 IST(9/6/2012)
Actor Madhuri Dixit, who has been roped in to play the lead in Anubhav Sinha's home production Gulab Gang, says, she is not essaying a gangster and will not be mouthing bad words.

"I don’t know where all these things (about abuses) came from. There is nothing abusive in the movie. It is not even about gangsters. In the film women are not gangsters.. they are vigilantes. It is about a group of women who help other women and help solve their problem. So that is what fascinated me about that.. as it is all about women power. They are not gangsters," Madhuri told PTI in an interview.

Gulab Gang is a story of a gang of women fighting against social injustice. The film directed by Soumik Sen is likely to have Mahie Gill, Shilpa Shukla. Produced under Benaras Media Works banner, Gulab Gang would go on floors post monsoon and would release next year on Womens Day.

Also, Madhuri has signed on the dotted line for the sequel of Vishal Bhardwaj's Ishqiya, which is titled Dedh Ishqiya. Abhishek Chaubey had directed Ishqiya, which got great reviews and box office collections. The film was produced by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Even for the sequel the director, producer and lead actors Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi have been retained. "I don't think Dedh Ishqiya can be called a woman centric film. There are four characters in the movie and all are important. I am looking forward to work with Naseeruddin and Arshad. I am working with Naseeruddin Shah in a meaningful film after a long time. And it is all about one up man ship, give and take and it is very interesting. We haven't begun shooting yet," Madhuri said.

Post her marriage, Madhuri had relocated to the US for almost a decade. It was last year in October that she shifted her base back to Mumbai, along with her family. And on work front, she signed two films and will judge dance reality show.
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