Melbourne: Actress Richa Chadha at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) in Melbourne on Aug 10, 2018.(Photo: IANS) Image Credit: IANS

Richa Chadda and Pankaj Tripathi have joined the cast of director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Panga. The two actors, who will be seen together in the upcoming biopic of South star Shakeela, join Kangana Ranaut, Neena Gupta and Jassie Gill in the project.

The film, backed by Fox Star Studios, revolves around “a family who laughs, cries, dreams together and remains by your side to make your dream come true”.

Chadda took to Instagram to share the news of her casting and also posted a childhood photo with her family.

“My Family means the world to me. Thanks @ashwinyiyertiwari and @foxstarhindi you guys made sure I have another family to call my own. Ready for some more #panga? #PangaStories” she wrote.

The director welcomed the actor on the project and wrote on Twitter, “I admire her as an actor and as a human who has so much depth in her.”

Tripathi also posted a family picture on the micro-blogging site and wrote, “While I’m blessed to have my family, I’m excited to be a part of my new #Panga family.”

Tiwari has also penned the film’s screenplay and dialogues alongside Nikhil Mehrotra.

Panga is scheduled to release next year.