Jonita who grew and studied in Canada never forgot her roots from India and she has been singing since the age of 9. Starting off as a YouTube artist, she became a YouTube Icon at the age of 21 having sung famous cover tracks including “Someone like you” which became a viral hit 5 years ago with 2.6 million views.
Jonita made her debut in Bollywood playback singing with Chennai Express and soon after her breakthrough came with working with AR Rahman on two songs of Highway and then there was no looking back. Last year she had several blockbusters including songs like Breakup Song (Aye Dil Hai Mushkil), Sau Tarah Ke (Dishoom) and Gilehriyaan (Dangal) and she was even declared the Best Female Vocalist at the Mirchi Music Awards.
In the last year her rise to fame has been so phenomenal that an Indo-Canadian film director, Siddharth Achara approached her to act a film. The storyline will be very close to her life’s journey and she is believed to be soon start shooting for the film in July in Canada.
The story is about the lead protagonist who gains fame and fortune in today’s digital age. The film’s narrative mirrors Jonita’s life as a Youtube sensation, her rise to fame on the digital platform and her massive fan following especially in India as well as in Canada.
The film is currently untitled and will have other supporting characters also marking this as Siddharth‘s debut feature project which has been written by him too.
Confirming the news, Jonita said, “I was approached for the film while I was touring, but there had been a lot of discussion since then because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to deviate my attention from singing. The plot and subject matter was really relatable for me, so it seemed like something I could give a shot. We are discussing exact dates and will begin shooting in Canada soon“.