Vidya Balan to play detective in ‘Bobby Jasoos’

After playing the role of a loud Punjabi house wife in ‘Ghanchakkar’, now, Vidya Balan will play the role of a lady detective in ‘Bobby Jasoos’.

Actress Dia Mirza and beau Sahil Sangha have signed the diva for their upcoming movie ‘Bobby Jassos’. The husband wife duo runs a production company, Born Free Entertainment. ‘Bobby Jasoos’ will be produced under this banner.

Vidya Balan is looking forward to this project. She said, “I found the idea of a lady detective irresistible as I did the title Bobby Jasoos. 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.”

Dia Mirza said that she was looking for a good script for a long time and she was happy to rope in Vidya Balan. Dia said, “I'm thrilled to welcome Vidya into the Born Free family. The script of ‘Bobby Jasoos’ bears testimony to the fact that being patient and investing in good stories usually reaps good dividends.”

The movie will go on floor in Mid November and it will be released by 2014 summer. Dia and Sahil last produced ‘Love Breakups Zindagi’.

Dia also announced her project on Twitter and wrote, “Sherlock..Pink Panther...Bond...make way for Vidya Balan aka Bobby Jasoos.” Well, audience can look forward to some real detective plot. This movie breaks the league of romantic, action and thriller movies.

When Dia was asked about her choice of signing Vidya as lead actor, she said, “She was an obvious choice. She is a powerhouse performer who has not been seen in such a space. Also, there are several layers to the character — she's inquisitive, curious, intelligent, an out-of-the-box thinker and quick on her feet — and it just syncs so well with Vidya's personality.”

Sahil was also present at the interview. He added, “Vidya's presence will definitely make the film even more interesting for the audience. ‘Bobby Jasoos’ is the first of three scripts we have been working on. I'm confident that the next one will follow soon, given our focus on developing pure and entertaining content for a universal audience.”

The movie will be directed by Samar Shaikh.