Bollywood is eyeing South talent; and we aren't talking content but its fresh faces. While actors like Mahesh Babu and Thalapathy Vijay are still hesitant to explore our industry, the actresses are all game for it. And the trend of South stars entering Bollywood has been going on since forever. After Rekha and Sridevi, so many regional faces have tried to delve into B-town and the recent names include Nithya Menen, Keerthy Suresh and Shalini Pandey. Dulquer Salmaan in Karwaan, Akshay Kumar in 2.0 to Vidya Balan in NTR Biopic, Nithya Menen in Mission Mangal: Celebs Crossover in Cinema.
After Nithya Menen entered Bollywood with Akshay Kumar's super hit movie of 2019, Mission Mangal, Keerthy Suresh was quick to follow her lead. The Mahanati actress was roped in as the lead opposite Ajay Devgn in his Syed Abdul Rahim biopic Maidaan. And joining the new list of actresses who migrated from their comfort zone to the world of Bollywood in Arjun Reddy girl, Shalini Pandey. Keerthy Suresh in Mumbai! South Actress Parties With Janhvi Kapoor and Boney Kapoor Ahead of Her Bollywood Debut – See Pics.
As per a report in Pinkvilla, Shalini will romance Ranveer Singh in his next titled Jayeshbhai Jordaar with Yash Raj Films. The actress plays a Gujarati girl in her Bollywood debut. Speaking about her inclusion, a source close to the development said, "The idea was always to launch a fresh face opposite Ranveer in the movie. The makers have roped in Arjun Reddy heroine Shalini Pandey as the main lead for Jayeshbhai Jordaar. The YRF team will introduce its new bunch of talents who they will be managing in Bollywood. Shalini is the most promising face of the lot." The official announcement of the same will be out shortly.