Bollywood actress cum producer Dia Mirza said that upcoming movie Bobby Jasoos under her production house, starring Vidya Balan as a female detective, is an attempt to explore an arena which was until now largely dominated by male actors.
"It's true that women-centric films have a long history in
Bollywood but Bobby Jasoos centered around a female
detective attempts to break into a domain until now largely
occupied by male actors," asserted Dia Mirza. "Heroines have always
been an important part of Indian cinema but they were not given
adequate scope. They have been primarily included as glamour
quotient," she added.
The actress turned producer further said that women-centric
films in Bollywood have mostly been one-sided with an intense
approach but Bobby Jasoos will offer a refreshing change
as a wholesome entertainer. "We have viewed women-centric films as
intense subjects and mono-directional. But things are now changing
as story tellers have started making women leading movies as
wholesome entertainers for everyone to see," said the former Miss
She added, "I am very excited about Bobby Jasoos as a
lover of cinema, as a maker of cinema and as an audience. We have
made this film for everyone as it is not a film for women alone or
women power. I hope Bobby Jasoos is loved by men as much
The movie Bobby Jasoos has already picked up interest
among the fans of 'Ohh la la' girl with the release of its first
look in which actress Vidya Balan was seen in disguise of a male
beggar with beard and ragged hair. The story of Bobby
Jasoos revolves around a female detective which in fact, is
the first of its kind in Indian cinema.
The upcoming flick Bobby Jasoos directed by Samar Shaikh and produced under banner of Born Free Entertainment, jointly owned by Dia Mirza and her boyfriend Sahil Sangha, is expected to release by the end of 2014. As a matter of fact, Bobby Jasoos happens to be the second film produced by Dia, following her debut as a producer with Love Breakups Zindagi (2011).