Talking about Shivani's decision to get into the industry, her mother and yesteryear actress Jeevitha told IANS that this project was chosen after much contemplation.
"Shivani is currently pursuing medicine. She is studying to be a doctor. People have approached us with a few offers for her over the last few years but we were hesitant to sign them. When this offer of a remake of 2 States came up from talented Venkat, I thought this is the right launchpad for her. The heroine plays a meaty and versatile character in it," she said.
On roping in Shivani for Alia Bhatt's role in the remake, Venkat told IANS: "We didn't want a big heroine because it wasn't going to help me with respect to this project. I had met Shivani at a party in the past and I really liked her personality and how she carried herself. I could see my character in her."
"When I did a screen test with her, I was convinced that she would suit the role. It's amazing on her part that despite being the daughter of a superstar she agreed to be part of this project. It proves that she's open to everything and is not too keen on treading a familiar path."