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 Asia Pacific.
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 as women."
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).