Vidya Balan turns super sleuth
Vidya Balan will turn super sleuth in her forthcoming film ‘Bobby Jasoos’, which releases next month.
The film, which looks to set a new benchmark for the thriller genre in Indian cinema, examines in a clever, witty and fresh way the dynamics of the gender struggle between women and men.
The film celebrates the aspiration of ‘Bobby’ (Vidya Balan), a woman who wants to become a top detective. What ensues is a classic thriller caper that serves up a tantalising mix of twists and turns, as the vivacious and engaging ‘Bobby’ solves a series of mind-boggling crime cases.
Famous for playing strong female protagonists and for breaking the stereotype of a Hindi film heroine, Vidya portrays the lady detective ‘Bobby’ with dedication and suitable aplomb, marking a new direction in the career of this ever-versatile actress.
Vidya Balan has wowed audiences since her big screen debut in the 2003 independent Bengali drama film Bhalo Theko, and has gone on to win an impressive 12 awards for her acting work and stellar contribution to the Indian film industry.
She achieved global critical acclaim for her role in the ground-breaking film ‘The Dirty Picture’, in which she portrayed Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her exotic roles. Other notable roles include the musical drama ‘Parineeta’ and the successful comedy film ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’.
Bobby Jasoos is directed by Samar Shaikh, whose impressive cache of work includes being the assistant director on the worldwide hit franchise Dhoom. The film is co-produced by Bollywood actress Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha.