Actor Jiiva’s next is the comedy thriller Gorilla with Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey in the lead. The film is directed by Don Sandy, who earlier made the crime thriller Mahabalipuram. The film is apparently about a heist. The film will start rolling from January 22.

Also a live Chimpanzee will feature in the film and will play an important role. The chimpanzee is trained at the famous Samut training station in Thailand where chimpanzees are trained for Hollywood films.

The chimpanzee is trained in comedy and action sequences. The team will also shoot a portion of the film in Bangkok from February.