Vidya, as Sulu, is win­ning hearts

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - FRONT PAGE -

Some ac­tors por­tray their on-screen char­ac­ters so well that they get etched in the minds of the au­di­ence. Vidya Balan is one such per­former. In her 12-year film ca­reer, she has lent cred­i­bil­ity to her reel avatars such as Lalita (in Pari­neeta; 2005), Sab­rina (No One Killed Jes­sica; 2011), Silk (The Dirty Pic­ture; 2011) and Vidya Bagchi (Ka­haani; 2012).

Now, Vidya as Su­lochana aka Sulu, in her up­com­ing film Tumhari Sulu, is win­ning hearts, go­ing by the teaser, trailer and songs of the fam­ily en­ter­tainer.

“Fam­i­lies and young­sters have fallen in love with the quirky, fun-loving and en­ter­pris­ing house­wife who as­pires to add pur­pose to her life. Women of all age­groups re­late spon­ta­neously to Sulu’s balanc­ing act of man­ag­ing her daily home­maker ex­is­tence and ca­reer of a night ra­dio jockey,” says an in­dus­try in­sider.

With the film, Vidya has shifted gears from dra­mas to a com­edy that’s high on con­tent. And, she’s poised to be ranked among the most-loved fe­male char­ac­ters in Bol­ly­wood, like Bas­anti (Hema Malini in Sho­lay), Jhilmil (Priyanka Cho­pra from Barfi), Geet (Ka­reena Kapoor Khan in Jab We Met), Shashi (Sridevi from English Vinglish) and Tanu (Kan­gana Ra­naut in Tanu Weds Manu), among oth­ers.

Writer and direc­tor Suresh Triveni says: “Sulu stands for the undy­ing spirit of mil­lions of homemak­ers. Vidya’s por­trayal of Sulu will set a bench­mark in terms of per­for­mance and nu­ances, and re­main one of our most favorite char­ac­ters in cin­ema.”

Tumhari Sulu, pro­duced by T-Se­ries and El­lip­sis En­ter­tain­ment, re­leases on Novem­ber 17, 2017.

Vidya Balan plays a home­mak­er­cum-ra­dio jockey in the up­com­ing film Tumhari Sulu

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