Vidya Balan to play a late night RJ in Tumhari Sulu

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Ellipsis Entertainment and T-Series have come together to produce a contemporary drama comedy of sorts with Tumhari Sulu. Vidya Balan will be seen as the protagonist named Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu.

Sulu lands herself an unexpected job of a beautiful, fun and feisty RJ who anchors a late-night show, known for its voyeuristic quality and semi-adult shenanigans. The film will be directed by Suresh Triveni who has a host TVCs for top brands to his credit, including IPL’s India-Pakistan Mauka Mauka spot, which became a runaway viral sensation.

Confirming the same, producer Bhushan Kumar said, “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.”

Said joint producers Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar and Shanti Sivaram Maini of Ellipsis, “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 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 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 who is equally excited about the role 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 produced by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment will start shooting in April 2017.