was asked to consider a role in
, 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.