Shilpa Shetty is one of the most popular stars of Bollywood. The actress recently celebrated her 46th birthday. On the work front, as many are aware, Shilpa is all set to make her comeback to films after a sabbatical of 13 years. The Dhadkan actress will be seen in Sabbir's Khan's action entertainer Nikamma and will follow that up with Priyadarshan's comedy-drama, Hungama. While both her comeback films are yet to be released, as per the latest report, Shilpa has already signed another film.
According to a report in PeeppingMoon, Shilpa will be seen in Vikram Malhotra's upcoming film that will see her playing a strong-willed woman's character. The yet-untitled film is a female-led intense drama and will also feature an ensemble cast alongside her. Sonal Joshi will be directing the film. For the uninitiated, Sonal has previously assisted on movies like Dhoom 3, Jab Harry Met Sejal, and Netflix series Bard of Blood.
The report further states that the film is currently in pre-production and will get off the ground in the second half of this year. 'Vikram Malhotra had this very interesting female story and pitched it to Shilpa Shetty early this year. When she read the script she instantly felt connected, and immediately agreed to come on board. It will see her playing a challenging character, a kind of role she wanted to explore ever since she decided to get back into action,' added source.
The source further added, 'This film, in a way, will be the actress' true comeback as she plays the central role in this film as compared to her roles in multi-starrer films Nikamma and Hungama 2.'