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Shilpa Shetty joins the cast of Hungama 2

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

Shilpa Shetty is on a roll. After announcing her comeback with the film Nikamma, the actress has now been roped in for Priyadarshan’s Hungama 2. The actress will be seen playing the role of a glamorous, career-oriented woman in the film.

A source told a tabloid, “Even though it is being touted as a sequel to Hungama, this film is not a continuation of the 2003 hit and has a different storyline. Shilpa will play a glamorous, career-oriented woman who finds herself at the center of a hilarious misunderstanding. Her knack for comedy has remained largely untapped in the films she did earlier. So when this role came her way, she jumped at the idea.”

While talking about casting Shilpa Shetty, Priyadarshan, who is making his Bollywood comeback after seven years, stated, “For this role, I wanted an actor who has ruled the film industry as the character is integral [to the narrative]. Shilpa plays a glamorous and the most hilarious character in the movie. She is paired opposite Paresh Rawal. We have titled the film Hungama 2 because it has funny situations arising from confusion and misunderstandings, and thus, has the spirit of Hungama.”

2003 release Hungama starred Paresh Rawal, Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani and Rimi Sen. It was a hilarious film and was a super hit at the box office. Now, after 17 years Priyadarshan is coming with the sequel to the film. Apart from Shilpa Shetty and Paresh Rawal, the movie will also star Meezaan Jaaferi and Pranitha Subhash.

Meezaan made his Bollywood debut this year with Malaal. Pranitha has done many films down South and will make her Bollywood debut with Bhuj: The Pride of India.

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