Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey has been making some noise in the South Indian film industries because of its raw and realistic narration. Story of a heart-broken young doctor who has anger management issues, Arjun Reddy brought few new faces to the forefront including the lead actress Shalini Pandey. The actress, who comes from a theatre background, has impressed the Telugu not just with her acting skills but also by dubbing for her role in the film. And according to the buzz in the film industry, Shalini might have just bagged one of the biggest projects in Telugu cinema.
Reports are doing rounds that Shalini Pandey has been roped in to play the role of yesteryear actress Jamuna in the biopic of legendary actress Savitiri, which is titled Mahanati. The makers have, however, not announced anything officially about Shalini’s association with the film. “The makers are considering her to play actor Jamuna, who was a very close friend of Savitri. Although she has been finalised in principal, the paper work is still pending and it might take a week before an official announcement is made. Hers will be a minor but very important role from the story’s perspective,” a report in HT quoted a source close to the film’s unit.
And if these reports are to be believed, then Shalini is definitely on the right path to be one of the biggest stars in Tollywood. Mahanati, a bilingual in Telugu and Tamil, has Keerthy Suresh playing the role of Savitri while Malayalam top star Dulquer Salmaan will be seen playing the role of Gemini Ganesan, Savitri’s husband. Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati is being produced by Aswini Dutt under the banner Vyjayanti Movies.