Shilpa Shetty, who will make her debut in Rohit Shetty’s police universe at Indian Police Force, has revealed that it was her son Viaan Raj Kundra who convinced her to make the film. Shilpa, who will appear in the film alongside Sidharth Malhotra, said Viaan is the only reason she is making the film. Read also| Shilpa Shetty bakes cake for mother Sunanda Shetty on her birthday, shares photos with son Viaan Raj Kundra, daughter Samisha
Shilpa recently recalled that Viaan, a big fan of Rohit Shetty, started jumping up and down when he found out that his mother had been offered to star in his movie. Viaan also told her that she had to make the film for him.
Shilpa told PTI news agency: “I told my son that Rohit Shetty offered me a part and he jumped up and said, ‘Mom, you have to do it for me’. When I saw the excitement on his face, I was so happy He is such a big fan of Rohit. I always tell Rohit that this is something I did for him (my son).”
The actor also recalled that she initially thought someone was playing a prank on her when she was told that Rohit wanted to cast her in the film. She said: “It first came through someone that Rohit is trying to contact me and wants me to play a part in his project. I thought they were kidding. When he spoke to me I said let me think about it and it was a yes.”
Indian Police Force, an eight-part series, will stream on Amazon Prime Video next year. It marks the OTT debut of Shilpa, Sidharth and Rohit. The series is part of Rohit’s cop universe films including Singham and Singham 2 by Ajay Devgn, Simmba by Ranveer Singh and Sooryavanshi by Akshay Kumar.
Shilpa’s latest release was Nikamma, an action comedy in which she starred as a superhero named Agni. The film also starred Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. In addition to the Indian police, Shilpa also has Sukhee in the pipeline.