Nikamma: Abhimanyu Dassani, debutante Shirley Setia gear up for 2020 action entertainer
Nikamma will be backed by Sony Pictures Intl Prod and Sabbir Khan Films, and is scheduled for a Summer 2020 release.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota actor Abhimanyu Dassani (also the son of actress Bhagyashree) and Shirley Setia (singer-social media sensation) will soon feature in action entertainer Nikamma. Directed by Sabbir Khan (helmer of Heropanti and Baaghi), Nikamma will be Setia's silver screen debut.
The makers are eyeing a Summer 2020 release for the film. Leading film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on social media with the first look. Dressed in a casual brown t-shirt and ripped jeans, Abhimanyu perfectly complements Shirley, who sports an all-jeans ensemble.
Check out the first look of Nikamma
#Announcement: Abhimanyu Dassani [son of actress Bhagyashree] and Shirley Setia [singer-social media sensation] in action-entertainer #Nikamma... Directed by Sabbir Khan... Produced by Sony Pictures Intl Prod and Sabbir Khan Films... 2020 release. #NikammaFirstLook pic.twitter.com/zPoWlmGoas
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 22, 2019
Talking about the film Abhimanyu says in a statement, "The belief that Sabbir sir and Sony Pictures have shown in me is exhilarating plus this genre brings a whole set of challenges that are very exciting." Shirley seconds these emotions and says," I couldn't have asked for a better launch and I am glad that my first foray into Bollywood is a prestigious association with an international studio and Sabbir Sir, who has successfully launched such exciting talent in the industry."
On the work front, Dassani's last outing with the Vasan Bala directorial was praised across the board for its quirky narrative and amazing music. Meanwhile, Indo-Kiwi singer Shirley Setia recently collaborated with Christopher Comstock, known professionally as Marshmello, on 'Biba', which released on 1 February. Composed by Pritam, and featuring Setia and Shah Rukh in a cameo appearance, 'Biba' is Marshmello's first Hindi song.
Check out a snippet from 'Biba'
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Anytime I’ve ever come to India I’ve always felt so welcomed like it’s home. I’ve always been so fascinated by the rich amounts of culture throughout the country. This is why Biba means so much to me because I was able to create something with @ipritamofficial and @shirleysetia that I’m so proud of and I hope everyone can appreciate the time and effort that went into this. Mellogang is going to take over Bollywood with this one!! Biba music video is out now on my YouTube! Big thank you to @jiosaavn @punitdmalhotra @iamsrk #biba A post shared by marshmello (@marshmellomusic) on
Setia, also known by the pseudonym "Pyjama Popstar", is famous for her covers of popular Bollywood songs. She moved to Mumbai from Auckland in 2016 to pursue a career in music, writes The Hindu.
Nikamma will be backed by Sony Pictures Intl Prod and Sabbir Khan Films. It is slated to release in Summer 2020.
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