Shilpa Shetty will be making a comeback after 13 years with Sabbir Khan's action film Nikamma. "It feels great. I am ready to take that plunge again and looking forward to be back on the big screen. It's a refreshingly unique project and am looking forward to working with Sabbir. I loved my role, and it's something I've never done before ... I can't wait for my audiences to see me in a new avatar," Shilpa said. PeepingMoon.com had earlier informed that not just one but Shilpa has signed two films as her comeback. One of them remains Nikamma.
The actress, who was last seen on the big screen in 2007 in Life In A... Metro and Apne, shared the news on her Instagram to express her excitement about the project. "My sabbatical of 13 long years comes to an end. I am so excited to announce that the film you will see me next in is 'Nikamma'... Need all your blessings," she posted.
Yesssssssss, it’s true! My sabbatical of 13 long years comes to an end.. I am so excited to announce that the film you will see me next in is #Nikamma , directed by @sabbir24x7 (cast still being finalised) featuring these amazing and talented actors @abhimanyud @shirleysetia @sonypicturesin. Need all your blessings and Thank you for all the love always #SabbirKhanFilms #ShilpaShettyInNikamma #gratitude #doingwhatilove #lovewhatido #films #backwithabang #love #announcement #bombaytimes
On working with Shilpa, Sabbir said, "Shilpa is a much-loved name in every household and she was very clear right at the onset that her comeback would have to be with a worthy role. It's a dynamic part and I am glad to be working with Shilpa and bringing her back for the fans that miss her."
Nikamma will also star Abhimanyu Dassani and social media star Shirley Setia. Jointly produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films, the film is slated to release in the summer of 2020.