Singer Jonita Gandhi, who started off as a YouTube artist, became a sensation at the age of 21. She later made her debut in Bollywood playback singing with ‘Chennai Express’. But, her breakthrough came with working with AR Rahman on two songs of ‘Highway’ and then there was no looking back for her.
Last year she delivered several blockbusters, like ‘Breakup Song’ (‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘), ‘Sau Tarah Ke’ (‘Dishoom’) and ‘Gilehriyaan’ (‘Dangal’) and was even honoured with the Best Female Vocalist at the Mirchi Music Awards. This is when an Indo-Canadian film director, Siddharth Achara approached her to act in a film. (Also Read: ‘Gilehriyaan’ from ‘Dangal’: Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra shine in this one)
The singer will now be making her acting debut with an Indo-Candian film. The storyline will be very close to her life’s journey and she will kickstart shooting for the film in July in Canada.
The story is about a singer who gains fame and fortune in today’s digital age. 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 as well as in Canada.
The film is currently untitled. Confirming the news, Jonita said, “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”.
Well, we have already seen her singing prowess, so we are certainly excited to see her act on screen.