Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah’s Jalsa goes on the floor

The filming of Suresh Triveni’s intense drama begins; film set for Summer 2022 release

Vidya Balan and her Tumhari Sulu writer-director Suresh Triveni have teamed up once again, this time for an intense drama, Jalsa. The film also has T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment collaborate again after Sherni. Besides reuniting Suresh with the powerhouse actor Vidya Balan, it also brings on-board another actor par excellence, Shefali Shah.

Supporting the lead cast is a powerful ensemble comprising Rohini Hattangadi, Iqbal Khan, Vidhatri Bandi, Gurpal Singh and Surya Kasibhatla (debutant) with Manav Kaul in a special appearance. Jalsa is written by Prajwal Chandrashekar and Suresh Triveni, with dialogues by Hussain and Abbas Dalal.

Talking about Jalsa and her reunion with Suresh Triveni, T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment, Vidya Balan tells us, “I’m very excited to collaborate again with Suresh. Tumhari Sulu was a one-of-a-kind, fun experience and I look forward to us creating something special with Jalsa. Jalsa is an edgy but human story and I can’t wait to firstly start work on and then share it with the world. I’m also delighted to reunite with Abundantia Entertainment and T-series on the back of Sherni and look forward to working with Shefali who I have admired for long as also the rest of amazing cast and awesome crew.”

Shefali Shah adds, “I am sooooo excited to be a part of Jalsa. It is a story with such a unique perspective that when Suresh first told me about it, I knew I just had to do it. I’m also excited to work with Vidya, whose work I have deeply admired. It’s also wonderful that I’m working with producers like Abundantia Entertainment and T-Series, two companies that are at the forefront of curating interesting and engaging content.”

Sharing his excitement on the commencement of the film, Suresh Triveni says, “It is my absolute pleasure to collaborate with T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment on Jalsa and to work with my fantastic crew and cast led by Vidya and Shefali. With Jalsa, we hope to engage, thrill and entertain movie-watchers with a unique tale of powerful characters and precarious circumstances.”

Bhushan Kumar, Producer and Managing Director, T-Series added, “I can proudly say that, in recent times, Jalsa has been one of the sharpest scripts that T-Series and I have had a chance to partner on. And with actors like Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah leading it, the film becomes even more special. I’m delighted to work again with Suresh and of course, very happy to join hands with Vikram and team once again, taking our collaboration further.”

Vikram Malhotra, Producer and CEO, Abundantia Entertainment added, “It is a proud day for Abundantia Entertainment to assemble amazing creative talent like Vidya, Shefali and Suresh in one film! Jalsa underpins our vision of enabling powerful stories and progressive storytellers.  I’m thrilled to partner with Suresh, the talented debutant writer, Prajwal as well as a terrific team to take Suresh’s vision forward. Working with T-Series is a successful habit now and I look forward to yet another winning outing.”

T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment have successfully collaborated on multiple films including blockbuster successes like Airlift (2016), Baby (2015) and most recently Sherni (2021).


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