Vidya who recently became a CBFC (Censor board of film certification) board member, when asked about the new board she said, “when I was asked to join I thought, if I didn’t agree to it now, then I will lose the right to criticize any decision ever made by the CBFC. When I got the chance to do it, I said I am ready to take on that responsibility. I don’t want to. I don’t really want to say anything about what our approach is going to be or what our decisions are going to be based on but I would like to say it we just had a board meeting and it felt good that we are all in sync with our thoughts about the Board and CBFC.”
The ‘Tumhari Sulu’ actress was asked about how the industry is changing and new form of films are being accepted, to which she said, “Slowly and surely we are moving towards making and watching films that are very relatable. Where the hero is not out of the ordinary. He or she is an ordinary person, who overcomes circumstances in life and then become extraordinary. I think that’s the shift which is why you see an actor like Akshay Kumar be a part of a film like ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’. I think it isn’t really about making social films but about telling our story, stories that are relevant to us and are rooted in our reality.”
She also praised the recent release Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, “I saw ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ recently and I enjoyed the film thoroughly. Two years ago you couldn’t have imagined there will be a film about erectile dysfunction with a fairly popular actor. And it’s been treated so beautifully. I don’t personally look at it as a caused-based film, I think it’s about reliability.”
Tumhari Sulu is a comical slice-of-life film directed by adman Suresh Triveni for youth and families. Vidya balan essays the role of a beautiful, enthusiastic and happy-go-lucky Mumbai housewife whose routine life changes when she unexpectedly lands herself with the exciting job of a night RJ (radio jockey) on a leading radio station.
Presented by T series the film is scheduled to release on December 1, 2017.