Though many television actors like Rajeev Khandelwal and Prachi Desai have made a successful transition from television to films, TV actress Shweta Tiwari (Kasautii Zindagii Kay) was not lucky with her first film. Her debut film Madhoshi (2004) starring John Abraham and Bipasha Basu may have bitten the dust, but sheâ€™s not given up on her Bollywood inclinations, even five years down the line.She has recently signed Umesh Chauhanâ€™s Benny Aur Babloo as one of the five heroines. The film marks the directorial debut of Yunus Sajawal, who had written God Tussi Great Ho, Partner, Golmaal and Tom, Dick and Harry.
Shweta plays a Guest Relations Officer in a five-star hotel and will be seen in a glamorous avataar, contrary to her traditional TV image.
Yunus confirmed the news and said, â€œYes, Shweta is doing my film. I had seen Shweta in a few TV serials. I felt that she was very good at playing characters which require her to hide her pain and look happy. The role in my film is that of someone who requires to show those kind of emotions.â€
Benny Aur Babloo is a telling commentary on bars and five-star hotels. The film also stars Kay Kay Menon, Rajpal Yadav, Anita Hasanandani and Nandini Jumaani.