Shilpa Shetty has been signed up by producer Sharad Hegde for an Indo-Chinese film titled The Desire. This film is being produced under the banner of C-9 Motion Pictures in association with Indish Creations.
The star cast of the film includes Chinese super star Xia Yu, Jaya Prada, Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, Sheetal Menon and Nakul Vaid. This film is directed by R Sarath.
Tthe story of The Desire mainly revolves around Goutami, an accomplished Odissi dancer and Jai Leang, a talented artist.
Shilpa Shetty has been taking odissi lessons for her role in this film from guru Ratikant Mohapatra and his wife Rajshree. Guru Ratikant is the son of famous odissi dancer Kelucharan Mohapatra.