First Look: Madhuri Dixit's 'Kaali' avatar in ‘Gulaab Gang’ poster

A new poster of ‘Gulaab Gang’ has been released and Madhuri Dixit looks ferocious flaunting deadly weapons in both her hands.

‘Gulaab Gang’ is an upcoming drama inspired from the real ‘Gulabi Gang’ which is a group of Indian women activists and vigilantes who fight for injustice against women. This group operates from Bundelkhand region of central India. The name ‘Gulabi’ signifies their pink saree which each member of the group wears.

‘Gulaab Gang’ casts Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in the pivotal roles. Other than them, Mahie Gill and Shilpa Shukla also play prominent roles.

The movie is directed by debutant director Soumik Sen and is produced by Abhinav Sinha and Abhinay Deo in association with Alumbra Entertainment. The film is presented by Bharat Shah.

Madhuri is elated to play such a strong role. She said, “You will see a completely different side of me. I am playing an aggressive woman here. She is tough. This film gave me a chance to do some stunts too.”

‘Gulaab Gang’ will see the comeback of Madhuri Dixit in a full fledged role on silver screen after 6 years. She did a dance number this year in ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ with Ranbir Kapoor. Madhuri is also working on the sequel of ‘Ishqiya’ known as ‘Dedh Ishqiya’. While ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ will release next year on 10th January, ‘Gulaab Gang’ will release on 8th March on Women’s day.

Earlier for this movie, Tabu was approached. However, due to lack of funds, the movie could not kick start. Later Madhuri Dixit was approached and she accepted the offer. For the second lead, again Tabu was approached but this time she declined the offer. So the offer went to Juhi Chawla who accepted it. This is the first time that Madhuri and Juhi will share screen space. In 80’s and 90’s, they were considered competitors.

Well, when Madhuri Dixit is in a movie, it has to have some high energy dance number. Choreographer Saroj Khan has been roped in for the dance number. Madhuri and Saroj have long working relationship. Together they have delivered hit songs like ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Dhak Dhak’, ‘Choli Ke Piche’ and ‘Maar Dala’.

Juhi Chawla will play the role of antagonist in this movie. This is the first time that she will be appearing in a negative role. 

Anubhav Sinha, on casting Madhuri and Juhi together said, “Actually, there were two reasons to cast Juhi Chawla for the film. The very first thing is that it was a creative decision taken by all of us... and we thought it would be great to see two iconic stars — Madhuri and Juhi — together in the film.”