Mumbai, March 15 -- It's for the first time that Jackie Shroff will be playing a Punjabi character in his four-decade long Bollywood career. In his upcoming film, Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend, he will play a crooked Punjabi businessman named Minocha.
"When I decided to cast him in the role of a Punjabi businessman, a lot of people told me that it wasn't a wise decision. However, now that the film is complete, the same people are saying it is one of the best decisions I've made with respect to the movie," says Japinder Kaur, the director of the film.
Apart from Jackie, other stars in the romantic comedy include Divyendu Sharma, Ira Dubey, Prachi Mishra and Pradhuman Singh.
The film is being produced by Manjeet Kaur and Tarnpreet Singh. Its music was launched recently by T-Series.
The film will be distributed by Wave Cinemas and is slated to release on March 20.