Natasha Coutinho (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 10, 2017)

Mirror had earlier reported that Vidya Balan will be putting on her dancing shoes for Tumhari Sulu (March 20). Now, the actress has found her dancing partner too. Film and stage actor Manav Kaul has come on-board the slice-of-life film as Vidya's onscreen husband.

Set to release this December, Tumhari Sulu kicks off later this month. Vidya will shortly embark on a final round of look tests and script readings. She will also take dance lessons for the fun film in which music plays a vital role. A source from the film reveals, “Manav will be seen in the role of Ashok, a senior manager at a factory. He is happily married to Vidya's character, Sulochana, a late-night radio jockey in the T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment production.“

According to director Suresh Triveni, it took the film's team two months to find Vidya's better half in reel life. “We finally zeroed down on Manav as he is a seasoned actor capable of blending into different roles. We were looking for someone solid opposite Vidya and he fits the bill.“

Manav has previously featured in Hansal Mehta's Patralekhaa and Rajkummar Rao-starrer Citylights, Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che, Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal and Bejoy Nambiar-directed Wazir, among others. Under his theatre group, Aranya, he has directed a number of notable plays, including Ilhaam, Park and Shakkar Ke Panch Daane.