‘Bhabhiji’ Shilpa Shinde in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi
TV actress Shilpa Shinde, who shot to fame with Telly soap ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!‘, has a special naughty dance number in Sanjay Chhel’s upcoming cross-cultural family comedy ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’ with feel good moments starring Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vir Das, Payal Ghosh & more. It’s a huge leap after her controversial TV career and instant popularity as hot ‘Bhabhiji’.
Says Shilpa a.k.a ‘Bhabhiji’, “After enough controversy that affected my repute, it was surprising to get a call from the makers of ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’. When I was offered the song I was like ‘I will have to shed some kilos’ as I haven’t done dance number before, but the PKPS team didn’t have enough time and wanted to shoot immediately. They briefed me about the concept and I was okay with it.”
“I thought if I let go off this opportunity, it might not get it again, especially to dance along with such a stalwart Rishi Kapoor ji. I think I was destined to do it. Moreover, PKPS was such a good team to work with right from the producer to the stars to director, the film title also sounds good. The name ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’ is so vibrant” she adds.
Ask Shilpa if the controversy worked in her favor and she laughs off, “Yes it’s good for me. I was really upset when I had to quit ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!’. People used to tag me as ‘News Queen’, but I am an actress and my desire is always to do something where I can creatively contribute. So when I got this song, I was more than happy.”
“Moreover, this song didn’t demand me to be skinny or acquire a particular body. All I had to do is give my best shot. It wasn’t a demeaning song which only demands skin show. Since PKPS is a family comedy drama and it was so comfortable working with such a great team, I was game for it.” She adds, “It’s is a cute, nice, funny, situational song which comes after interval and goes well in sync with the story line. It isn’t there out of place. People will surely enjoy it.”
While writer and director Sanjay Chhel says why did he opt for Shilpa, “The song required a hot woman with innocent face and Shilpa is apt for it. She is a male fantasy yet she is popular with her family image! It’s a great combo of hot & sanskari image.”
‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’ is produced by Bharat Patel and ready to release this year. The producer says “It’s better to cast a known face like Shilpa rather than casting a faceless item girl. I am too excited with my first venture where I am lucky to have Rishi Kapoor-Paresh Rawal combination!”.
P.S. – Shilpa Shinde rehearsed with veteran star Rishi Kapoor and Vir Das for a week and surprised everyone with her confidence!! But it is being said that the surprise in store or us would be the raunchy lyrics of this special song specially written by Sanjay Chhel!