Vidya Blan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi will return as lead stars in a sequel to Ishqiya, Shemaroo and Vishal Bhardwaj announced on March 18.
According to the Mumbai Mirror, Abhishek Chaubey is being retained as the film’s director and is giving final touches to the script.
There is a talk of adding a couple of more actors to the lead cast.
Vishal Bahrdwaj will score the music, while Gulzar will pen the lyrics.
Filming is scheduled to begin mid 2011.
According to unconfirmed reports, the sequel is set in Mumbai, with Vidya Balan playing a bold urban woman willing to break social norms.
The original film, released in 2010, was set in the rustic region of Gorakhpur in UP. It revolved around three romantic personalities played by Warsi, Balan and Shah.
Balan played a potty mouthed scheming widow, two-timing an uncle and nephew duo of small-time crooks from Bhopal, played by Shah and Warsi.
Stellar performance by the three stars made the film a huge success; it was screened at prestigious international film festivals including the 34th Cairo International Film Festival.