Shalini, who is played heroine role in Arjun Reddy, said that her father wants her to take up engineering as a profession. She said that she joined engineering course even though it was boring. The actress stated that her father had agreed to join theatre group in the college as she was getting good marks. Shalini said that Sandeep Vanga saw her pictures and picked her as a heroine. Shalini revealed that she accepted film offer so that she can romance with the handsome guy like Vijay Devarakonda.