Even as Sharvari dazzled the film’s crew with her sass and curves while shooting on the Abu Dhabi beach in her super sexy, metallic golden bikini, what got her grinning was that it reminded her of Priyanka’s stunning one-piece bikini sequence in the 2008-film Dostana.
“I was the happiest person on set the day I shot this scene,” Sharvari says. “Growing up, the image of Priyanka Chopra walking out of the sea in her golden bikini in Dostana was etched in my mind. She’s the queen of sass and cool and looked drop-dead gorgeous! Ever since I decided to become an actor, I’ve secretly wished for a sequence like that to be filmed on me. And it’s a really sweet coincidence that Bunty Aur Babli 2 had a sequence of me coming out of the sea in a stunning bikini! I just couldn’t believe it!”
Sharvari says she was thrilled and confident to pull it off on the shoot day. “I was in good shape and had the best crew to shoot this. I was seeing my wish come true,” she adds. “I hope I’ve pulled off the scene well because someone like Priyanka had absolutely nailed it and set benchmarks of how to do a great bikini sequence with so much oomph!”
Directed by Varun V Sharma, the story of Bunty Aur Babli 2, revolves around two sets of con artists, both Bunty and Babli, from different generations, in a war of wits to be the best. While Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji play the OG Bunty and Babli, respectively, the new Bunty and Babli are being played by Gully Boy actor Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari, respectively. Varun has previously worked as an assistant director for big ticket films such as Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.