'Arjun Reddy' actress Shalini Pandey to make her Bollywood debut in Ranveer Singh's 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar'

WION Web Team New Delhi Dec 11, 2019, 05.00 PM(IST)

File photo of Shalini Pandey and poster of Jayeshbhai Jordaar Photograph:( Twitter )

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The makers of 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' recently revealed the first look poster of the film featuring Ranveer Singh in the leading role. 

What 'Kabir Singh' was to Kiara Advani, 'Arjun Reddy' was for Shalini Pandey who gained fame and recognition in the massively talked about the film that enjoyed commercial success but critical bashing. 

The 'Arjun Reddy' actress is now ready to make her big Bollywood debut. She has been confirmed to play the leading role opposite Ranveer Singh in 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar'. The latter film was recently in the news as makers revealed the first look poster of the film featuring Ranveer Singh as a Gujarati boy. 

Shalini was cast by 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' producer Maneesh Sharma who speaks highly of the 25-year-old actress. He said, “Our script and the vision of the film demanded a fresh face for the leading lady’s part. Shalini’s audition was so spontaneous and nuanced that we knew immediately that she was the right person for the part. She is an assured actor with a refreshing presence, and we have real confidence in backing her talent. She’s really going to catch your attention in Jayeshbhai Jordaar!” 

Shalini started her career as a theatre actor in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh before working in the Telugu industry. She became a big name in the Telugu industry even though she is not fluent in the language. The actress prepared herself thoroughly to do her own dubbing in 'Arjun Reddy' and was widely appreciated for her performance. 

On being cast in the Bollywood film, Shalini said, “Being given the opportunity to be signed on as a talent and also being cast under the Yash Raj Films banner is truly any artist’s dream. I’ve been blessed with this huge chance to show my mettle in the Hindi film industry and I’m incredibly thankful for it. I’m also very fortunate to be sharing screen space with Ranveer Singh who is one of the biggest superstars of our generation and also one of the most versatile actors too. I’m thrilled about being paired opposite to him and this inspires me to prepare myself thoroughly to deliver the best.”

'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' has script written by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar. The film will have a Gujarat-based storyline. It is bankrolled by Yash Raj Films.