I’m greedy about film’s performance, says Vidya Balan
Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan says she is “very greedy” when it comes to the performance of her films.
The National Award winning actress was present at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela on Saturday, and said: “I want all my films to do well in theatres first and then do good in festivals, I am very greedy that way. One film just won’t do me any good.”
Vidya also spoke about being inspired by Iranian movies, which she feels are simple and big-hearted. Her own forthcoming movie “Tumhari Sulu” is on similar lines.
“I have watched a lot of Iranian movies at (previous editions of the) MAMI film fest and they inspired me a lot. The storytelling and performance in those movies were very simplistic, but the films were with a very big heart. I just hope I get to do more of those kind of movies. I feel my upcoming ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is one of those kind of movies.”
Vidya is also a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
“Now I get to see a lot more films from what I used to in the last few years and I am enjoying it. It is fun,” said Vidya.
During an interactive session here, Vidya also spoke about her favourite movie character. She said she loves the late Rajesh Khanna’s character in “Anand”, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan.
“Anand, the character played by Rajesh Khanna… He inspires me to make the most of every minute. I think what can be worse than knowing that you are going to die but the way he deals with it is so beautiful. I haven’t seen all of Rajesh Khanna’s films, but I think it is his best performance, in my opinion.
“Towards the end when he dies, you want him not to die; you’re hoping there is miracle, which usually happens in Hindi cinema.
“I have seen the film maybe 20 times, and every time I am hoping he doesn’t die. I think that is the most amazing thing. Anand makes you laugh without being a clown or a joker. This character of Anand is pitch-perfect in every scene and it gives you hope against no-hope. I think it is incredible.”