Vidya Balan Grows Selective About Her Role
The actress who has been highly acclaimed for her role in ‘Paa’ is looking forward for next projects "Ishqiya" and "Chenaab Gandhi" to strengthen her position and says she won't do roles she doesn't identify with. Vidya is playing Amitabh Bachchan's daughter in "Chenaab Gandhi".
The actress speaking about her roles said, “Isn’t that amazing? It's taken a lot of getting used to. But I feel blessed. I'm done with trying to be someone I'm not.”
"I went through a period of tremendous turmoil when I was struggling to do roles that didn't come naturally to me. But now in hindsight I think that confusion helped me pick 'Paa', 'Ishqiya' and 'Chenaab Gandhi'. It's gratifying to know today directors think of me for specific roles and not just as one of many choices."
Vidya had become an overnight star with her debut film ‘Parineeta’ in 2005, but later earned flak for her clothes in "Heyy Babyy" and for her role in film like "Kismat Konnection".
The actress rose to fame once again, thanks to director R. Balakrishnan's "Paa", in which she plays a single mother whose son suffers from progeria, a disease that accelerates the ageing process.
Though she played a perfect mother in "Heyy Babyy" and "Paa", Vidya can't get along with kids in real life.
Vidya said,"If I hold a baby for a while I get stressed. In 'Heyy Babyy', the baby would bawl every time I had to carry it. In 'Paa', I had to mother a man who was far older. It took a lot of getting used to. The fact that Mr. Bachchan kept referring to me as 'Maa' as soon he entered the sets, sure helped.”
Vidya who has been taunted for her bad dressing sense is very happy with her aesthetic clothes in "Paa".The actress says,"All thanks to Sabyasachi Mukherjee I think he understood my body language and my personality perfectly. And he dressed me up beautifully without overstepping the parameters of my character."