Not many actresses get to sign their second film even before the release of their first film in any language: Tollywood’s Shalini Pandey has done just that in Tamil films!
24-year old Shalini Pandey, the Jabalpur-born engineering graduate who debuted as a heroine with the super-successful Telugu film Arjun Reddy in August this year, is now all set to make her debut in Tamil films by pairing up opposite music director-turned-hero G.V. Prakash Kumar in 100% Kadhal, the remake of the successful 2012 Telugu film 100% Love which starred Naga Chaitanya and Tamannaah in the lead.
Shalini, who locked lips with her debutant hero Vijay Devarakonda in some sequences in her debut film, has a huge fan-following in Telengana and Andhra Pradesh. She is now all set to give sleepless nights to Tamil fans as the shoot of her debut Tamil film has been progressing at a brisk pace.
It now turns out that she has bagged another Tamil film, albeit unnamed as yet, which stars Jiiva in the lead. It remains to be seen whether the talented Shalini dubs for her characters in her own voice, as she did the same with Arjun Reddy by learning Telugu very fast and dubbing in her own voice for her character in the film!
She also plays a prominent role in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Mahanati which a biopic on veteran actress Savitri.