After sporting a de-glam look for Kahaani 2,Vidya Balan will now be seen in a funky avatar. Yes you read that right! Ellipsis Entertainment and T-Series are coming together to produce a dra-medy (comedy drama),Tumhari Sulu, in which she will play the lead Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu. Sulu lands herself in an unexpected job of an RJ, who anchors a late-night show, known for its voyeuristic quality and semi-adult content. The film will be directed by Suresh Triveni who has a host of TVCs to his credit, including IPL’s India-Pakistan Mauka Mauka spot, which became an overnight sensation.
Producer Bhushan Kumar confirmed the news saying, “Today the audience is evolved and wants to see real and relatable cinema. Tumhari Sulu is a lovely heart-warming story tailor made for Vidya and we are proud to produce it with Ellipsis.”
Co producers Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar and Shanti Sivaram Maini of Ellipsis said in a statement, “In line with our vision of backing engaging and entertaining high-concept content, we are delighted to have found this gem of a script, which will make you cheer and laugh in plenty. The character of Sulu is fun, happy-go-lucky and grounded, everything that Vidya (Balan) is even in real life. Suresh Triveni is a debut talent to watch out for and we look forward to our association with T-Series, a market leader in the filmed entertainment space.”
Director Suresh Triveni said, “Tumhari Sulu has been handcrafted for Vidya (Balan) and to have her as a lead in my first feature is an honour. I look forward to seeing the story come alive as I have lived with it for almost a year now. I am delighted to have found great producers, Ellipsis and T-Series, for this incredible journey.”
Vidya Balan confirmed the news and said, “Sulu is like that nimbu… you add nimbu for taste or then add it to balance taste; zesty & versatile! I think she’ll unleash my naughty side.” Tumhari Sulu will go on floors in April 2017.