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Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene will clash with her former co-star Aamir Khan as her upcoming movie, "Dedh Ishqiya" is set to hit the screens on 13 December, a week ahead of  Mr. Perfectionist's "Dhoom 3".

The third instalment of the action thriller - "Dhoom 3" - also starring Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, is due to release on 25 December.

Apart from "Dhoom 3", Madhuri starrer will also take on Imtiaz Ali's "Highway" which features "Student Of The Year" star Alia Bhatt.

Announcing the release date, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Xclusiv: 'Dedh Ishqiya' to release on 13 December."

"Dedh Ishqiya" is a sequel to 2007's hit movie, "Ishqiya" starring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in lead roles. The lead cast of "Ishqiya" was retained for "Dedh Ishqiya" except for Vidya Balan. The "Kahaani" star was replaced by Madhuri Dixit for the sequel and the makers of the movie also roped in "Gangs Of Wasseypur" fame Huma Qureshi opposite Arshad Warsi. In addition, the movie will also have another female lead which will be played by Kangna Ranaut.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, "Dedh Ishqiya" is amongst the most hyped movies of the year. Madhuri will be seen playing her first grey character in the movie through the role of Begum Para. It is also said that the dancing queen will also perform mujra on a track by Vishal Bhardwaj titled "Apke karar mein ".

"Dedh Ishqiya" has been in news ever since it went on floors as the movie marks the comeback of Madhuri Dixit Nene on silver screen after a long time. She was last seen playing the lead role in 2007 release - "Aaja Nachle" which bombed at the box office. She later made appearance in television shows like "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa".

Recently, Madhuri did an item song in Ayan Mukerji's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" starring ex-flames Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

Madhuri's next project is "Gulaab Gang" directed by debutant Soumik Sen and co-produced by Anubhav Sinha and Abhinay Deo. The movie also features Juhi Chawla in the lead role.