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Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey to star in Ranveer Singh's Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey to star in Ranveer Singh's Jayeshbhai Jordaar
Shalini Pandey and Ranveer Singh to share the screen in Jayeshbhai Jordaar.

Shalini Pandey, who played Preethi in Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, is all set to step into Bollywood. The young actor will make her debut opposite Ranveer Singh in Yash Raj Films’ upcoming production Jayeshbhai Jordaar.

The production house took to social media to make the announcement. “#ShaliniPandey is @RanveerOfficial’s heroine in YRF’s #JayeshbhaiJordaar! #ManeeshSharma |#DivyangThakkar | @JJ_TheFilm,” read the tweet on YRF’s official Twitter handle.

Scripted and helmed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a story of women empowerment. The first look poster of the film featured Ranveer as a Gujarati man Jayeshbhai who is out to protect women and work towards their better position in the society.

Thrilled to be a part of the YRF project and sharing screen space with Ranveer, Shalini Pandey said, “I have been blessed with this huge chance to show my mettle in the Hindi film industry and I am incredibly thankful for it. I am 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 am thrilled about being paired opposite him and this inspires me to prepare myself thoroughly to deliver the best.”

Before entering the film industry, Pandey started her career as a theatre actor in Madhya Pradesh. Her filmography includes films like Mahanati, Nadigayar Thilagam, N. T. R. Kathanayakudu and more.

Jayeshbhai Jordaar producer Maneesh Sharma, who has cast Shalini in the film, 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 is really going to catch your attention in Jayeshbhai Jordaar.”

The release date of Jayeshbhai Jordaar is yet to be announced.

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