Appreciations are pouring in from across all languages for the latest release Arjun Reddy. And Shalini Pandey’s portrayal as Preethi Shetty, a medico, has won laurels, too. She said that the biggest appreciation was from her father.
“My dad did not approve my choice of being an actor. And I decided to file a police case against my father as he hasn’t agreed to act in the films. But, he watched Arjun Reddy and was all praise for my performance and the rawness it had. He liked the honesty in the film and didn’t find anything vulgar. Although he didn’t say these words to me directly, my sister conveyed the message. I was really thrilled to hear such sweet words from him.”
She further added, “I did my engineering and come from a theatre background. I come from a culturally rich family. My father works for the MP government and my mother is a homemaker. My father insisted me to complete engineering before I took up acting. Two months after I completed my studies, I was approached by director Sandeep Reddy with Arjun Reddy’s script, for Preethi Shetty’s role.”
The stupendous success of Arjun Reddy has increased the starlet’s confidence and she is looking forward to acting in quality films. Shalini admitted that Arjun Reddy has carried an effective message to the society.