Shilpa Shetty Kundra says is making her digital debut with a series and is excited to see how the audience will receive her in the streaming space. The actor said, though it is too early to reveal details, she aims to start shooting for the project in 2022. “I have said yes to something that I am going to start mid next year. It needs a lot of prep, that will be another announcement. OTT has opened up a lot of avenues for many actors, including me.
“It requires a lot of time so if it is that one outing, then it really has to justify you and be synonymous with your brand. So there is something that has come my way. It will be interesting for me to be seen in that space,” she told PTI.Shilpa will be the latest ’90s star to venture into the digital space. Her contemporaries like Madhuri Dixit and Raveena Tandon are also set to make their digital debut with Netflix series Finding Anamika and Aranyak, respectively.
The 46-year-old actor said apart from the OTT project, she has also signed a new film, which will go on floors by the end of the year. Shilpa is currently gearing up for the release of Hungama 2, featuring Paresh Rawal. The Priyadarshan-directed comedy is scheduled to be released on Disney+Hotstar on July 23. The actor, known to star in films like Life in a Metro and Dhadkan, said, though the comedy marks her first film in 14 years, her comeback film was supposed to be Baaghi director Sabbir Khan’s Nikamma. The action-romantic-comedy, also starring Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia, was postponed due to the pandemic.
“The first film I had said yes to was Nikamma. It is a great part. I thought if I have to make a comeback, it has to be something different. We are waiting for a theatrical release for that one. “Hungama 2 happens to be released first. I would have loved to make my comeback on 70 mm but OTT is great for us actors because there are some people who would prefer watching films at home due to the pandemic,” she added.