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More housewives will connect to `Tumhari Sulu?, says director

"Tumhari Sulu" will be aired on Sony MAX on Sunday

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The female protagonist is played by Vidya Balan and the film has already won Star Screen Awards. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Vidya Balan-starrer “Tumhari Sulu” will soon air on the small screen, and its director Suresh Triveni believes that due to the television premiere of the film, more housewives will feel connected to its protagonist — a housewife and radio jockey.

“I think with the television release (premiere) of the film, the story will reach out to a huge audience who usually do not go to theatres, especially middle-aged housewives…who missed out the shows, will now watch it on TV.

“I am hopeful that they will enjoy the film to know that not only in daily soaps but also in mainstream Bollywood, they have their representation…It will connect them emotionally,” Triveni told IANS here.

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The story of Tumhari Sulu revolves around a middle-aged housewife Sulochana Dubey who wants to live her life to the fullest by trying out opportunities that come on her way. And one day she becomes a radio jockey. Wikimedia Commons

Being a fan of Vidya, he said: “I wrote the story keeping Vidya in mind and I knew that she is the one to pull it off with her performance. Having said that, I was not sure of how much the audience would accept it.

“Yes, I am an eternal optimist and knew that if the audience feels connected to the story, they will celebrate it. Well, we are thankful that the audience accepted it.”

Asked how he looks at the change in new-age Bollywood where the story of a middle-class household is coming out more and more, the director said: “I think we are categorising them more than that of our early days of Indian cinema because there was always a well-balanced existence of Manmohan Desai and Hrishikesh Mukherjee in our Hindi films.”

“I think these days, thanks to media, we are talking more about these films. We always have an audience to appreciate such films, there was no dearth.”

“Tumhari Sulu” will be aired on Sony MAX on Sunday. (Bollywood Country)

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“Female Actresses Are More Vocal in Addressing Relevant Issues”, Says Actress Vidya Balan

I think female actors have been more vocal in a lot of ways and male actors don't open their mouths at all, which is why we are told why don't you stick to what you are doing, said vidya

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Vidya is, for the first time working with a female director in her upcoming film "Shankutala Devi". Wikimedia Commons

Actress Vidya Balan feels that nowadays people in India are feeling worried that their wives, daughters, mothers are standing up and challenging their status quo. She also took jibe at male actors saying that they shut their mouths on relevant issues in the country whereas female actors are more vocal.

“I think female actors have been more vocal in a lot of ways and male actors don’t open their mouths at all, which is why we are told why don’t you stick to what you are doing. There have been threats issued. That’s only because we (females) are threatening their status quo,” said Vidya, while interacting with students at her alma mater St. Xavier’s College, at a conversation named ‘Arts
She added: “People are worried and I am not saying that just men are worried that tomorrow, their daughters, sisters, mothers, wives, girlfriends or friends are going to stand up and question what is happening around them, and that is where it comes from. It comes from that deep-seeded fear that their status quo is being challenged. I think whoever wants to express should be able to express. In the same way, I will say that peaceful protests are our constitutional right so as long as we are not being violent, we should be able to say whatever we want to say. I think everyone in country should go through our constitution to know about our rights and responsibilities.”

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Actress Vidya Balan feels that nowadays people in India are feeling worried that their wives, daughters, mothers are standing up and challenging their status quo. She also took jibe at male actors saying that they shut their mouths on relevant issues in the country whereas female actors are more vocal. Wikimedia Commons

Vidya is, for the first time working with a female director in her upcoming film “Shankutala Devi”. Asked if it is different working with a female filmmaker, she said: “Yes it is. I have just had my first experience. I have done a film which tells a story of mathematician and the human computer named Shankutala Devi, which I also shot in St. Xaviers College. It has been written and directed by Anu Menon So, it’s my first experience with a female director.”

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She added: “I don’t want to make gender generalisation, but I think experiences and perspectives of men and women tend to differ. So, I would like to call it as some kind of an equaliser and I would like to see that happening across the board. Now, we have more women writers, directors and technicians in films and I feel the women’s perspective are a little more nuanced, which is why probably they are finding more opportunity on the digital platforms because it allows you to have more nuanced narrative. In films we keep it is simplistic and that’s why it makes all the difference.” (IANS)