This Article is From May 22, 2022

Abhimanyu Dassani Celebrates Nikamma Co-star Shilpa Shetty's Return To Big Screen

Nikamma stars Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia in lead roles

Abhimanyu Dassani Celebrates  Nikamma Co-star Shilpa Shetty's Return To Big Screen

A still from video. (courtesy: abhimanyud)

Actress Shilpa Shetty has been a regular fixture on our TV screens for nearly two decades now, thanks to her films and reality show appearances. Given just how popular she is, it may be tough to believe that it has been 14 years since Shilpa Shetty appeared in a full-fledged role in a film that has been released in theatres. While Shilpa Shetty appeared in a song in the 2008 film Dostana, she played an important role in the 2021 film Hungama 2  but it had a direct OTT release. Now, the actress is back to entertain the audience on the big screen with her role in Nikamma. 

Celebrating this milestone -- which is a comeback of sorts -- Shilpa Shetty's Nikamma co-star Abhimanyu Dassani shared a special video from the trailer launch of the film. The post includes a special clip dedicated to Shilpa Shetty being played at the trailer launch, which the actress watches, overcome with emotion.

In the caption, Abhimanyu Dassani wrote, “Can't believe Shilpa Shetty will be seen on the big screens after 14 years. And, I never thought the villain in Adi's life will be this beautiful,” referring to their characters in Nikamma. He added, “Watch her gracious entry at the Nikamma trailer launch.”

Shilpa Shetty released the trailer of the film on her Instagram handle along with a witty caption. She said, “Nikamma hona is an art? My foot. Ab dekho yeh AVNI kaise lagaati hai iski vaat! (Is being useless an art? My foot. Watch how Avni sets him right)”

The trailer features a lazy young man Adi played by Abhimanyu Dassani, who appears to have no interest or intention to work hard. To set him right, Shilpa Shetty's Avni arrives – seen in the trailer dressed either in stunning sarees or a superhero suit. Singer Shirley Setia will play the lead opposite Abhimanyu Dassani in the film.

Nikamma, touted to be an action-comedy, will hit theatres on June 17 this year. The film has been produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films. Sabbir Khan has also directed the film.

Meanwhile, Shilpa Shetty will also be seen in the film Sukhee.