Rishi Kapoor and Shilpa Shinde
TV actress Shilpa Shinde, who shot to fame with Telly soap 'Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain!', has a naughty dance number in Sanjay Chhel’s upcoming family comedy Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi starring Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Vir Das.
Says Shilpa aka Bhabiji, “After enough controversy that affected my reputation, it was surprising to get a call from the makers of the film. When I was offered the song I thought: ‘I will have to shed some kilos’ as I haven’t done dance numbers 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 Kapoorji. 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.”
Ask Shilpa if the controversy worked in her favour and she laughs, “Yes it was good for me. I was really upset when I had to quit, 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. 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, it was so comfortable working with such a great team, I was game for it.”
She adds, “It’s a cute, nice, funny, situational song which comes after interval and goes in sync with the storyline." Writer and director Sanjay Chhel says, “The song required a hot woman with an 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 sex symbol and Sanskari image.”
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 for us would be the raunchy lyrics written by Sanjay Chhel.