Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:14:14 GMT

Vidya gives her 'kahaani'

From being just one of the bunch in 'Hum Paanch' to being a frontrunner in the Bollywood brigade, Vidya Balan has come a long way. In Indore to promote 'Kahaani', she talks of what it takes to be where she is today.


Vidya gives her 'kahaani'

The rules of entertainment are changing; people today don't want a film entirely focused on social issues nor do they like a pure masala film. What works is a balanced combination," opined actor Vidya Balan, at the promotion of her film 'Kahaani', in which she plays the role of a pregnant woman in search of her husband.

Even before its release, the film has created quite a buzz, something that Balan is very excited about, especially since she also worked on the film's script. Even though 'Kahaani' was written in 2010, it didn't get filmed due to financial issues.

"Two-three years ago, there were very few woman-centric films; investment in such films was not considered safe. But when films like 'No One Killed Jessica' and 'The Dirty Picture' did well, producers suddenly got excited about female-dominated films," Vidya explained.

Not shy of taking up unconventional roles, Balan has her own criteria that a film must meet to excite her. "The director and the role matter to me equally. It's my job to justify any project that I take up," she elaborated, adding that she was initially hesitant of doing 'The Dirty Picture', but when she finally made up her mind, there was no looking back.

"When I was offered the role, I knew I would have to enact some bold scenes and even deliver unusual dialogues. But once I started acting, I let go of my apprehensions and played the character I had always wanted to," Vidya shared.

And even though almost every day there is some news of her getting married to Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vidya reveals that she has no time for anything but work. She will be seen in a comic role in 'Ghanchakkar', with Emraan Hashmi. Apart from that, she will also be doing an item number for Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Ferrari Ki Sawari', something she is very excited about. "I am a big fan of Vinod Chopra's school of acting and if he has selected me for an item song, it means the song would definitely have an important role in the film," she said, confidently.

Though Balan's tryst with acting began with the TV show 'Hum Paanch', Vidya has no immediate plans to move back to the small screen. "Television is a more detailed industry and demands harder work in comparison to films. And after acting in dozens of films, I don't plan to move to the small screen, at least for some time." she concludes.

Source: After Hrs Correspondent, DNA-Daily News & Analysis

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