Vidya Balan's back in action and she continues to reach out for out-of-the-box characters. The latest, we hear, is that she's been signed up by Dia Mirza & Sahil Sanga's Born Free Entertainment for the film Bobby Jasoos, where Balan is set to play a detective!
"I found the idea of a lady detective irresistible as I did the title Bobby Jasoos" says Vidya Balan. "I've known Dia and Sahil for many years, they're lovely people and one can sense that this will be their shared labor of love. That's the kind of Producers everyone hopes to have. The final clincher was the script by Sanyuktha Chawla and Director Samar Shaikh who I'm really looking forward to working with," added the actress. Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha have signed Vidya Balan for their forthcoming feature Bobby Jasoos, to be produced under their banner Born Free Entertainment. Vidya Balan plays the lead in a story that marks the arrival of India's first Lady Detective.
When you say 'lady detective', we can only think of Alexander McCall Smith's Mma Precious Ramotswe of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Is Vidya's character similar to this? Will she set the stage up for a franchise India's very own lady detective? We'll find out in the summer of 2014.
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