Madhuri Dixit-Nene feels proud at having recognised the talent in Vidya Balan

The Dedh Ishqiya actor is all praise about the Ishqiya lady

If Madhuri Dixit oozes talent, she is equally good at recognising and praising genius. Vidya Balan is the case in point. She says that she was the first one who talked about Vidya Balan. Madhuri, who has replaced Vidya in Dedh Ishqiya, says that she not only likes the latter’s body of work, but was also the first one to talk about her talent.

Seen as conniving, scheming and sensual woman, Vidya wowed all and sundry with her performances in Abshishek Chaubey directed dark drama Ishqiya. Praising the actor, Madhuri said, “Vidya is wonderful. She is a lovely actress and I not only liked her in Ishqiya, I also liked her in her first movie Parineeta.” She added, “I was the first one who talked about her in an interview, saying she is a good actress. I loved her in Dirty Picture and Kahaani. She is very talented.”

Dedh Ishqiya is coming out on January 10 and it will see Madhuri in a completely different avatar. Helmed by Chaubey, the film also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, who were there in the original, along with Huma Qureshi.