"I play John's love interest. My character is similar to the characters played by Smita Patil and Rekha in the 1970s and 1980s," the 24-year-old said here at a party organised for the film.
The National Award winning actress, who is working with John for the first time, is happy to have got the opportunity.
"John is a fabulous guy. He is very friendly, very sweet and I am surprised that we have not worked together yet. Now that we have got this opportunity, we are very happy," said the actress who entered Bollywood with the 2006 movie Gangster - A Love Story.
In six years she has done films like Life...in a Metro, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Tanu Weds Manu and Fashion that fetched her a National Award for the best supporting actress.
In Shootout at Wadala, John plays gangster Manya Surve who was shot dead by the Mumbai police in 1982 and is the first-ever registered encounter, or shootout, by Mumbai Police.
Directed by Sanjay Gupta and co-produced by him and Balaji Telefilms, Shootout at Wadala also stars Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee, Tusshar Kapoor, Ronit Roy and Mahesh Manjrekar.