Actress Shalini Pandey who debuted with the Telugu cult hit ‘Arjun Reddy’, became the most sought after the young leading lady in South cinema. However, she hasn’t got the opportunity to act in any of the remakes of Arjun Reddy.
Shalini has worked in two Tamil films “Gorilla” and “100 % Kaadhal” in which she paired along with Jiiva and G.V Prakash respectively. Both the films failed in the box office which led the actress to concentrate in other language films.
Shalini signed on to play the female lead in the Vijay Antony – Arun Vijay starrer ‘Agni Siragugal’ directed by Moodar Koodam Naveen. Amma Creations owner and producer T.Siva has filed a case against Shalini Pandey for cheating. It is alleged that Shalini Pandey after shooting for 27 days suddenly quit ‘Agni Siragugal’ and refused to take any further part in the project.
Regarding the complaint producer, “T. Siva says that they committed Shalini for 35 lakhs who received just 10 lakhs for her debut Tamil film 100% Kaadhal. We shot for 27 long days by having her as the lead. Suddenly she said that she wants to adjust dates due to the opportunity she received from Bollywood to act with Ranveer Singh.”
After several attempts to convince the actress, producer Amma Creations T. Siva has reportedly lodged a criminal complaint against her and also took the issue to the Tamil and Telugu Film producers councils. Shalini said that she is going to act in that project, irrespective of the consequences. She said that her life ambition is to do Bollywood films and is ready to face the consequences to act with Ranveer Singh.
The sources say that Shalini Pandey has stated that she is not interested in doing South films as she has bagged roles in Hindi movies opposite Ranveer Singh.