Actress Vidya Balan was present The Outlook Business Women of Worth Awards and the launch of the magazine cover, on Thursday, the actress was also honored for her impeccable contribution in the films.
Balan shot into the limelight for the critically-acclaimed Parineeta and went on to do films that made her happy while sharing the experience she said. “When I started to say I can’t fit into a certain mold, it’s not me and I am not enjoying it. I am here to be an actor, why not do roles that give me the opportunity to challenge the actor in me. I think that’s when I began to be a happier person.”
She then went on to do unconventional stories and strong roles such as the mother of a boy suffering from progeria in Paa; a feisty female lead fighting for her sister in No One Killed Jessica; portraying the sultry star, Silk Smitha of the 80s, in The Dirty Picture; and then a sex worker in the recent Begum Jaan. A fiercely independent woman, Balan believes her work is an extension of her beliefs and is constantly looking to up the bar by playing new characters.
Vidya quipped that she will stick with her guns, which is acting in coming future. She said, “I just want to keep acting in next 40 years. I hope the universe is listening and I hope it’s going to respond appropriately because acting is what I enjoy doing. I decided to be an actor at the age of 8 therefore, it’s not going to change. I don’t have specific goals. I hope I enjoy everything that I do because success and failures are really not in my control”
Vidya Balan will next be seen in a slice of life comedy drama, Tumhari Sulu, which also stars Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, RJ Malishka and Vijay Maurya in key roles. It is directed by Suresh Triveni.
It is scheduled to release on 17 November 2017.