The makers of his upcoming film, 'R... Rajkumar' were on the hunt for an item girl to sizzle opposite the actor in the film as reported in ‘Shahid’s looking for the right girl’. And sources say the film’s director Prabhu Dheva looked down South for a solution and has finalised Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi to shake a leg.
Though the makers were initially looking to cast an A-list actress to dance on the item song in the film, they had to go home disappointed as most of the Bollywood leading ladies had their work calendars full. Says a source, “The decision was taken on Thursday night to cast Ragini. Prabhu wanted a top actress but it was too short a notice to rope in any of them. Most of them had prior commitments.”
Who’s that gal?
Ragini made her acting debut in 2009 with the Kannada film Veera Madakari with Sudeep as her co-star. The film became a major commercial success of the year and helped Ragini boost her career down South.