After Boman Irani was roped in to essay the role of Ranveer Singh’s father in his upcoming film ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’, actress Ratna Pathak has been brought on-board to play the role of his mother.
It was earlier announced that Shalini Pandey will be seen making her Bollywood debut as Ranveer Singh’s leading lady in the film.
The producer of Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Maneesh Sharma, who has cast her in the film, was quoted saying “Our script and the vision of the film demanded a fresh face for the leading lady’s part. Shalini’s audition was so spontaneous and nuanced that we knew immediately that she was the right person for the part. She is an assured actor with a refreshing presence, and we have real confidence in backing her talent. She’s really going to catch your attention in Jayeshbhai Jordaar!”
Talking about his character in the film, Ranveer Singh had earlier said, “Jayeshbhai is an unlikely hero – an ordinary man, who ends up doing something extraordinary when he’s hurled into a threatening situation. Jayeshbhai is sensitive and compassionate. He believes in equal rights between men and women in a society that is deeply rooted in patriarchal ideals, practices and doctrines. Jayeshbhai presented an exciting challenge – to deconstruct myself in order to transform into a kind of character I’ve never inhabited before.”
Directed by debut director Divyang Thakkar, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is slated to release in 2020