Actor Shalini Pandey, hailing from a non-filmy background in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, made her debut in the Telugu film “Arjun Reddy.” The movie, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, achieved blockbuster success and was later remade in Hindi as “Kabir Singh,” starring Kiara Advani.
Shalini’s Perspective on the Remake: ‘Completely Different Film’
In an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Shalini shares her views on the chemistry between Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in the Hindi remake. When questioned about whether she would have been a better fit for the role, Shalini emphasizes her approach to the remake as a unique cinematic experience. She acknowledges the existence of different energies and vibes with each portrayal of a character.
Shalini’s Insights on Chemistry and Portrayal: ‘Refreshing and Different’
Shalini expresses her belief that the chemistry and portrayal of characters vary with different actors. She appreciates the distinct approach brought by Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani to “Kabir Singh,” highlighting the refreshing and different chemistry created by the two actors.
Acting Journey Beyond Regional Cinema: From Arjun Reddy to Jayeshbhai Jordaar
Having made her Hindi debut with “Jayeshbhai Jordaar” alongside Ranveer Singh in 2022, Shalini reflects on her journey, emphasizing her excitement about acting rather than focusing on the industry. She discusses her projects, including a Netflix venture and two completed projects for Amazon Prime.
Future Plans and Return to South Cinema: ‘Special Love’ for the Audience
Shalini expresses her desire to return to the South Indian film industry, where she began her acting career. She acknowledges the special love and acceptance she received from the audience there and sees it as a responsibility to reciprocate that love.
Shalini’s Multi-Faceted Acting Career
As Shalini continues her acting journey with diverse projects, her reflections on “Arjun Reddy” and “Kabir Singh” showcase her appreciation for the unique essence each actor brings to a role. Her commitment to acting and the joy she finds in connecting with audiences reflect the multi-faceted nature of her evolving career.
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