Vidya Balan to star in `Bobby Jasoos`

Updated: Sep 23, 2013, 16:52 PM IST

Mumbai: Actress Dia Mirza and beau Sahil Sangha have signed Vidya Balan for their forthcoming feature `Bobby Jasoos`, to be produced under their banner Born Free Entertainment.

Vidya, 35, will play the lead in the film.

"I found the idea of a lady detective irresistible as I did the title Bobby Jasoos. I`ve known Dia and Sahil for many years, they`re lovely people and one can sense that this will be their shared labor of love.

"That`s the kind of Producers everyone hopes to have. The final clincher was the script by Sanyuktha Chawla and Director Samar Shaikh who I`m really looking forward to working with," said Vidya.

Mirza is equally emphatic about the venture and said, "I`m thrilled to welcome Vidya into the Born Free family. The script of `Bobby Jasoos` bears testimony to the fact that being patient and investing in good stories usually reaps good dividends."

The shooting for the movie will start mid-November this year and will be ready for a summer 2014 release.

Dia and Sahil last produced `Love Breakups Zindagi`.