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Vidya Balan thought she was to play Kitty to Karamchand

When Bollywood actor Vidya Balan was asked to consider a role in Bobby Jasoos, she thought she would play assistant to a detective, a la Kitty to the popular sleuth Karamchand. Instead, the producers wanted her to play the main role.

bollywood Updated: Jun 03, 2014 13:18 IST
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Vidya Balan

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When

Vidya Balan

was asked to consider a role in

Bobby Jasoos

, she thought she would play assistant to a detective, a la Kitty to the popular sleuth Karamchand.



Little did Vidya know that the makers were asking her to essay a female detective in the movie!

In Bobby Jasoos, produced by Born Free Entertainment, Vidya plays the title role.

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Recalling her meeting with producers Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha, as well as the film's director Samar Shaikh and writer Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh, she asked them: "Okay, what is the film that you want to make?"

Narrating the conversation, she said: "They told me it's called Bobby Jasoos and I immediately thought that they want me to play Kitty to Karamchand… great! Then Dia told me we want you to play Bobby Jasoos and I was immediately interested because I had never imagined a female detective.

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"I took the script with me, read it, had a few meetings with Samar and Sanyunktha to understand their vision and, as it was a great concept, I immediately agreed to do it."

Releasing July 4, Bobby Jasoos, presented by Reliance Entertainment, also stars Ali Fazal, Kiran Kumar, Arjan Bajwa, Anupriya Goenka, Zarina Wahab and Tanvi Azmi.