Earlier, the buzz was rife, Ranbir Kapoor will be romancing Priyanka Chopra's cousin Parineeti Chopra in Besharam. But, due to some unknown reasons, the junior Chopra was dropped from the film.
Pallavi has been seen in small roles in films like Love Breakups Zindagi (2011), Dus Tola (2010) and My Name Is Khan (2010). Besharam will be her first movie in a full-fledged lead role. Pallavi is also trained in the classical Indian dance form of Bharatha Natyam. She is also about to make her Australian film debut with comedy film Save Your Legs.