"'Bank Chor' is a roller-coaster ride and I'm delighted to be on it. I've had a blast with the team on 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti' and I'm sure this is only going to be bigger and better," Rhea said in a statement.
The actress started her career as a video jockey and then made her big screen debut in the 2013 entertainer "Mere Dad Ki Maruti". She was also seen opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in his single, "O heeriye".
For the role, the makers "needed someone with spunk, who could be cute and hot at the same time besides speak 2,000 words per minute".
"Rhea speaks 8,000 words per minute in real life! She hit the ball out of the park on the other fronts as well and with her outrageous sense of humor she's gonna kill it," said Ashish Patil, business and creative head, Youth Films, brand partnerships and talent management at YRF.
"Bank-Chor" is a comic-caper that tells the story of three morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong, and how they're inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt politicians. It is directed by Bumpy and produced by Patil.
She will also be seen in UTV Spotboy's much awaited "Babbu Ki Jawani". There are also more big announcements around the corner, one from YRF itself.