Shilpa Shetty Kundra set for a comeback in a major role after 13 years

The 90’s actress  has signed for director Sabbir Khan’s action thriller Nikamma

Gone are the days when an actress’ career was over once she entered wed lock. Many of the 90s queens have made successful comeback, without really being demoted to supporting roles. There is once actress though who shone briefly in her prime, but has stayed away from Bollywood post her marriage to businessman Raj Kundra.  We’ve seen her shine on television over the years, now at 44, Shilpa Shetty is set to make a comeback with  Sabbir Khan’s action thriller Nikamma. The actress made the announcement a few day ago on Twitter.

“Yesssssssss, it’s true! My sabbatical of 13 long years comes to an end.. I am so excited to announce that the film you will see me next in is #Nikamma directed by sabbir24x7 (cast still being finalised) featuring… ,’ tweeted Shetty.

Shetty will reportedly be sharing screen space with young actor Abhimanyu Dassani and debutante actress Shirley Setia.    

The actress later issued a statement saying, “It feels great. I am ready to take the plunge again. It’s a refreshing and unique project, and I am looking forward to working with Sabbir. I loved my role as it’s something that I have never attempted before. I can’t wait for the audience to see me in a new avatar.”

Director Sabbir Khan had this to say, “Shilpa was very clear at the onset that her comeback would have to be with a worthy role. It’s a dynamic part, and I am happy to have her on board and bring her back for her fans who have missed her.”

Nikamma is likely to be released in the summer of 2020.

Shetty was last seen in a cameo role in Dishkiyaoon [2014]. Her last full fledged role was in Anil Sharma’s Apne [2007).  

Shetty had began her career with a cameo in the blockbuster Baazigar [1993]. She later enjoyed success with films like Main Khiladi Tu Anari [1994], Dhadkan [2000].

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