Vidya Balan bonds with Madhuri Dixit in ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’


It has been proven that television shows are very effective medium for promoting upcoming films. Every notable recent star of Bollywood has made one or more TV appearances before the release of their respective films. The trend continued on last Monday, 1st July when Vidya Balan made an appearance on the sets of popular dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ which is in its seventh season this year. Although she came to promote her film ‘Bobby Jasoos’, her appearance was not some regular affair that the audience is habituated in seeing.  Just like she has done in her film, Vidya took on a disguise to entertain the viewers.

Actor Kiku Sharda has taken part in the show as Palak, the fictional woman character he plays in another popular show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil.’ Vidya Balan appeared as her twin sister Gutthi, wearing similar dress and make up. She was so convincing that everyone had a hard time recognizing her. Together they joined the hosts, Ranvir Shorey and Manish Paul on stage and indulged in lot of funny antiques. Vidya Balan was great in her role as she seems to have improved her comic timing. Later she took off her disguise and joined the judges, Remo D'Souza, Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit. However, she maintained her look from the film ‘Bobby Jasoos’, wearing plain Salwar –Kameez and sneakers. She interacted with the contestants and also did a little dancing with Manish Paul. It looks like this episode will be a memorable one.

‘Bobby Jasoos’ is a romantic, comedy-drama film that revolves around a simple yet ambitious girl Bobby who wants to become the number one detective in the city. The film is directed by Samar Shaikh and produced by Bollywood actor Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha. The music of the film has been composed by Shantanu Moitra. Apart from Vidya Balan the films also stars Ali Fazal, Supriya Pathak and Tanvi Azmi.

About her participation in the film, Vidya said, "I found the idea of a lady detective irresistible, as did the title Bobby Jasoos.” In the film Vidya will be seen in 12 disguises. During the film’s shooting, Vidya was dressed as a beggar and sitting in front of a rail station in Hyderabad. She looked so real that a passing woman gave her some money and also scolded her for begging for living. The film is schedules to release on 4th of July this year.