Vidya Balan-starrer, Tumhari Sulu, has been in the news. From theatre ace Manav Kaul who will play Sulu’s husband to the hot Neha Dhupia who will essay the role of a radio boss, the quirky slice-of-life comedy, being directed by noted ad filmmaker Suresh Triveni, has become the talk of the town.
The latest addition to the cast is leading RJ Malishka, who will make her Bollywood debut with the film as a radio jockey.
Not many know that Vidya and Malishka have a journey that dates beyond the former’s movie days and the latter’s radio fame. In fact Vidya was even trained by Malishka to be her in Rajkumar Hirani’s Lage Raho Munnabhai.
Says Malishka, “‘I first met Vidya at St. Xavier’s College when I was a noob and she was already heading exalted Performance Committees for Malhar. I have fond memories with her and she is among the sweetest and most positive people I’ve met. I bumped into her repeatedly when she was at ad shoots and while I was still deciding which part of the media I wanted to join.”
She adds, “Unbelievable how life comes a full circle. Vidya and I are back in each other’s lives. I was delighted to receive a call from Atul (Kasbekar) and Tanuj (Garg) to be a part of this beautiful fun film. I hope for a lifetime of brushes with cinema because I am a performer. I’ve always wanted to act and God knows that I lose no opportunity to be one in front of the people that know me or on stage. But to be able to do a film with an actor of such substance is a privilege. I cannot wait to rock and roll!!”
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar and Shanti Sivaram Maini, Tumhari Sulu releases worldwide on December 1.
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