Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah to be struck by Dhai Ishqiya?

Warsi confirms third film of the Ishqiya franchise that will go on the floors next year.

Mayur Lookhar

Fans were disappointed when the next film in the Munna Bhai franchise was put on the back burner, but there is some positive news for the Ishqiya franchise and Arshad Warsi fans. Director Abhishek Chaubey is lining up a third film.

“Yes, we are in talks. Hopefully, Ishqiya 3 will be happening soon. Sometime next year, maybe.” Warsi told

Director Abhishek Chaubey is said to have completed penning his script and the film is likely to go on the floors next year.

Babban (Warsi) and Khalujan (Naseeruddin Shah) will return again. The first Ishqiya film (2010) had Vidya Balan playing the con woman lover while Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi deceived Khalujan and Babban in the second film Dedh Ishqiya (2013).

So, in keeping with the tradition, the duo is likely to find new lovers. But who would it be?  Also, if the first film was called Ishqiya, second was Dedh Ishqiya, then it wouldn’t be a bad guess that Chaubey would name the third film Dhai Ishqiya. Pure speculation.

Warsi will next be seen in The Legend Of Michael Mishra, which releases on 5 August 2016.