The dark comedy by Sri Ganesh Parashuram is likely to release in theatres in January 2022
Shanvi Srivastava is a workaholic and loves to be busy, but the past couple of years, especially since her last release, Avane Srimannarayana, have been a mixed bag, with spells of activity and months together of nothing. “The pandemic has really slowed down everything. That apart, I have also become choosy about the projects I want to be a part of. I am at a point in my career, where I want to only do work that makes me happy,” says the actress.
One of these projects that she is a part of is Baang, directed by Sri Ganesh Parashuram, in which she plays a gangster. “Although, this is a gangster flick, it is a dark comedy, so it nice and quirky. The first look and teaser of Baang will released on November 29, which will give audiences a sneak peek of what to expect of this film,” says Shanvi, adding that the film is slated for a January 2022 release.
The actress is also keenly looking forward to her Malayalam debut, Mahaveeryar, directed by Abrid Shine, which has Nivin Pauly and Asif Ali, among others on the cast. Shanvi is paired with Asif in the film, which has her play a Rajasthani girl. “This film has portions set in modern day, as well as some in an earlier period too. It has an interesting tale and should be in theatres early next year,” she says, adding, “With at least two releases in the first half of 2022, it looks like an exciting start to the new year. I hope that momentum continues.”
Shanvi also tells us that she is looking at exploring the OTT scene too. “Strangely enough, I have been told that I look too young for the kind of projects I would want to do. But just because I can pull off the look of a 17–18-year-old does not mean that I can behave like that. So, I am biding my time for the right project to come around. There are offers, both for OTT and theatrical projects across languages, and I am looking at zeroing in on some soon,” she signs off.