It is a known fact by now that Vidya Balan dons as many as 12 disguises in her upcoming film BOBBY JASOOS. While that is a record in itself, one just hopes that none of these disguises takes over the core plot of the film and instead acts as a tool to the overall storytelling.
"Well, for that let me take you back to THE DIRTY PICTURE," says Vidya in a calm tone, "Even though there were sex elements in there, the film was not all about sex. This woman was in command of her sexuality but the story went far beyond that. Same is the case with BOBBY JASOOS as well. She knows what she is doing when it comes to donning various disguises. However that doesn't mean that she relies just on her different looks to score in her assignment. She uses a lot of intelligence to make it all possible."
She does agree though that these disguises have created good buzz around the film and are also acting as good elements for the promotional campaign and publicity material.
"Yes, and also because disguises are after all a key part of Bobby's work," says Vidya, "Having said that, they come and go instead of being full-fledged characters. I think audience today too is smart to understand what is being promised in the promos and what would they get to see on screen. You can't mislead them in any case. Hence, none of that is gimmicky at all."
We tend to trust you on this Vidya. Now come Friday and it would be there for all to see once this Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha production, which marks the directorial debut of Samar Shaikh, releases all over.