The film is directed by Suresh Triveni of Tumhari Sulu fame.
It's official! Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah are teaming up for the first time. The powerhouse of talents will be seen in Suresh Triveni's directorial titled Jalsa. The first look poster of the film features the top view of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link with a cracked glass window. Suresh has earlier worked with Vidya in Tumhari Sulu in which she played the titular role. This will be his first outing with Shefali.
The film has gone on floors and sharing her excitement, Vidya wrote on her Instagram page, "Beyond excited to reunite with #SureshTriveni and to team-up with the brilliant @shefalishahofficial to create something special! 2022 mein #Jalsa hoga! #JalsaBegins Filming."
The film features an ensemble supporting cast namely Rohini Hattangadi, Iqbal Khan, Vidhatri Bandi, Gurpal Singh and Surya Kasibhatla. Whereas Manav Kaul who worked with Vidya in Tumhari Sulu and Shefali in Ajeeb Daastaans will be seen in a special appearance.
Jalsa is penned by Prajwal Chandrashekar and Suresh Triveni while the dialogues are by Hussain and Abbas Dalal.
The film is slated to release in summer 2022.
Currently, Shefali is winning hearts with her stint on OTT space. During a recent interaction with OTTPlay, Shefali had spoken about how OTT has blurred the shelf life of the actors.
She said, "Completely because now OTT has opened up horizons. There are real stories, they're real characters. It's not just about a hero and a heroine and it's not star-driven. It's driven by performers, content, and creative makers aspiring to make content on an international level. It's opened up roles for women, even for men. They want good actors. They don't want a star, so it's fantastic. It's a great time for every creative person."