A couple of weeks ago, we had reported that veteran actor Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri is all set to take a dive in Bollywood with an untitled romantic-thriller, bankrolled by Jayantilal Gada. The latest we hear that after finalizing Vardhan for the lead role, the makers have now locked Shivaleeka Oberoi to play the female lead in the flick. Just like Vardhan, Shivaleeka will also be making her acting debut with the project. She has previously worked as an assistant director on such successful projects and Kick (2014) and Housefull 3 (2016).
“I always wanted to be an actor and working on these films only reaffirmed my decision. So, after I got done with Housefull 3, I started going for auditions in pursuit of my acting aspirations. One day, I got a call from a casting director informing me that the producer of this film, along with Vardhan and the creative team, wanted to meet me. I was given the script to read and I was completely blown away by it. Vardhan and I enacted a few scenes during which we realised that we have been Facebook friends for the last seven years and were from the same school,” says the debutante.
Talking about her role in the movie, the newcomer plays a college girl. The journey of her character in the flick spans a few years. “I’ve been workshopping with Vardhan for almost a year now; we start our action rehearsals in two days and I can’t wait to begin shooting towards the month-end,” says Shivaleeka.
The film is set to mount the shooting floor in September and will be primarily shot in the northern parts of the country. The makers are yet to announce the name of the director.