Most of the scenes in the film Dedh Ishqiya have been shot at an actual 18th century palace in Lucknow called the Mehmoodabad Palace.
Naseeruddin Shah in Dedh Ishqiya
The palace has a lot of old paintings, books and souvenirs. While shooting, actors Huma Qureshi and Naseeruddin Shah came across some books and playfully planned to steal them, reveals a source from the sets.
“Of course it was in jest but just seeing such a beautiful treasure of antique books made book lovers Nasir saab and Huma’s shoot in the palace worthwhile,” adds the source.