Vidya Balan will play a radio jockey who anchors a late-night show in the upcoming film “Tumhari Sulu.”

MUMBAI — Ellipsis Entertainment and T-Series have come together to produce a dramedy named “Tumhari Sulu” featuring Vidya Balan as Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu.

Sulu lands herself the unexpected job of a beautiful, fun and feisty radio jockey 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 of television commercials (TVCs) for top brands to his credit.

Says producer Bhushan Kumar: “Today, the audience is evolved and wants to see real and relatable cinema. This is a heartwarming story tailor-made for Vidya, and we are proud to produce it with Ellipsis.” 

Producers Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar (“Neerja”) and Shanti Sivaram Maini of Ellipsis issued a joint statement that said: “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 in real life. Suresh Triveni is a debut talent to watch.”

Director Triveni said: “‘Tumhari Sulu’ has been handcrafted for Vidya, and to have her as a lead in my first feature is an honor. I look forward to seeing the story come alive, as I have lived with it for almost a year now.”

Balan concludes: “Sulu is like ‘nimbu’ (lime) that we add for taste! I think she will unleash my naughty side.”

The film will begin shooting in April 2017.

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