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Ae Dil Hain Mushkil singer Jonita Gandhi to make her acting debut soon

Jonita Gandhi, who rose to fame with the title track of Chennai Express and worked with AR Rahman in Highway, is now all set for her acting debut in an Indo-Canadian film.

bollywood Updated: Feb 24, 2017 15:57 IST
Jonita Gandhi, who rose to fame with the title track of Chennai Express and went ahead to work with AR Rahman in Highway, is now all set for her acting debut in an Indo-Canadian film.
Jonita Gandhi, who rose to fame with the title track of Chennai Express and went ahead to work with AR Rahman in Highway, is now all set for her acting debut in an Indo-Canadian film.

Jonita Gandhi, who grew and studied in Canada, has been singing since she was a nine-year-old. Starting her career as a YouTube artist, she made her debut in Bollywood playback singing with Chennai Express and her breakthrough came when she worked with AR Rahman on two songs of Highway. The celebrated singer is now all set for her acting debut.

An Indo-Canadian film director, Siddharth Achara approached her to act a film. Jonita will start shooting for the film in July in Canada. The film is about Jonita’s character who gains fame and fortune with the help of digital platform. The film’s narrative mirrors Jonita’s life as a Youtube sensation, her rise to fame on the digital platform and her massive fan following especially in India and Canada.

The film is currently untitled and will have other supporting characters also marking this as Siddharth’s debut feature project which has been written by him too.

Confirming the news, Jonita said in a press statement, “I was approached for the film while I was touring, but there had been a lot of discussion since then because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to deviate my attention from singing. The plot and subject matter was really relatable for me, so it seemed like something I could give a shot. We are discussing exact dates and will begin shooting in Canada soon.”

Last year she had several blockbusters including songs like Breakup Song (Aye Dil Hai Mushkil), Sau Tarah Ke (Dishoom) and Gilehriyaan (Dangal) and she was even declared the Best Female Vocalist at the Mirchi Music Awards.

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