Yet another name associated with the Vidya Balan starrer Tumhari Sulu is that of former beauty queen and actress Neha Dhupia. While the actress has of late been busy with the reality show ‘Roadies’ (of which she is a judge), in the forthcoming Suresh Triveni directorial, the actress will be seen playing the role of Vidya’s boss. Earlier we had mentioned that Vidya Balan plays the role of a late night RJ and now, Neha will be seen in the role of Maria, an assured head of the popular radio station. Talking about her role, filmmaker Suresh said, “Maria is a beautiful, aggressive and successful entrepreneur. She has an interesting and important role, which will keep Neha’s unpredictable element alive.” On the other hand, excited about playing it, Neha described her character saying, “Maria is a lot like me – independent, funny and strong. The look is chic and classy, and while she’s not overbearing, she can be a bit overpowering”.
Further talking about the director of the film and sharing screen space with Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia adds, “Suresh (director Suresh Triveni) comes from the ad world and he’s clear about what he wants. I’ve always admired Vidya’s work, we’ve met a couple of times socially, but never shared screen space before. I’ve done a couple of reading with Manav Kaul and her recently. There were times when we’ve burst out laughing in the middle of a serious scene and Suresh has sportingly wanted to incorporate a joke to make it fun”. While the principal photography commenced only recently, Neha will start shooting in June and has begun her prep for the film. Besides Vidya Balan and Neha Dhupia, Manav Kaul will be seen in the role of Vidya’s screen husband. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar and Shanti Sivaram, Tumhari Sulu is slated to release on December 1.