All set to mark his acting debut in Bollywood, Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia aka rapper Badshah, joined the cast of a Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma and Annu Kapoor starrer which is yet to be titled. While the movie went on floors from January 25 this year, Badshah joined the cast on Monday.

Essaying the role of a famous singer hailing from Punjab, Badshah is nervous, yet all set to impress the audience with his acting skills in debutant director Shilpi Dasgupta’s upcoming movie. “I am extremely nervous however I have taken the leap. This year I have undertaken many firsts, with my debut as a producer and now as an actor. Bhushanji and Mrigh both kept convincing me on how perfect the role is for me. It’s a film which is so unique and different, whenever I think of it, brings a smile to my face. The added advantage is working with a super talented bunch and also my buddy Sonakshi who is a very dear friend and the others like Varun Sharma,” Badshah told a leading news organisation.

Not the one to shy away from criticism, Badshah told IANS, “The industry, in fact, has been very kind to me and I will accept whatever they think of my performance.”

Said to be a slice of life entertainer, the movie is jointly bankrolled by producers Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and director-turned-producer Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and also features Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar.

“When I read the script and the character sketch, the only person who came to my mind was Badshah. Just like his screen persona, he is a jovial and funny Punjabi guy. It took a while to persuade him to take up the role, but I am glad he finally came on board,” said Bhushan Kumar.

On being asked about his concern behind his screen time, Badshah said, “I am just happy that someone wanted me in their movie and I am all set to give it my best, the rest is left to God.”

The movie is slated to hit cinema screens this year on August 2.