"I was very clear about it. I wanted a very strong woman in the film and I was convinced that Dolly will pull off the role very well. She is the heroine of my film who is running the entire film. I didn't see any risk factor in casting her as the lead in my film," Shah told IANS.
He further added: "Hats off to Eros, backing the project, who agreed to my idea. I told them, I want her to be in the front in all the posters. She is the mastermind in the film."
Dolly, who had wowed everyone with her performance in "Vicky Donor", will be seen sharing screen space with Tusshar Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak in "Bajatey Raho".
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