She Rises Το Conquer
Filmfare|August 2023
She Can Do Commercial Films; She Can Do Cult Films. Vidya Balan Is Someone Who Has Gone Beyond Labels And Sobriquets
JITESH PILLAAI
She Rises Το Conquer

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PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

I always want to feel hope at the end of a film. I love films that make you feel happy and joyful. They should have songs and dance and colours and drama.

Vidya Balan has come to accept her body the way it is. She’s in a happy frame of mind right now and wants her future films to reflect that. The talented actress talks about finding herself through movies and shares her relationship mantra in a candid interview.

Sometimes working with actors can be stressful. You have to second guess their moods and walk on eggshells trying to make things okay. She’s that rare breed that gives you back the respect they demand. She automatically earns your trust and respect. Perhaps it comes from a place of love. It’s so easy to love VB. Shorn of any artifice, what you see is what you get. She will listen intently while you talk and be interested in knowing more than superficial things. She’s genuinely interested in the process of communication and engagement. And therein also lies her ability as an actor. She’s reached a stage where she’s sure-footed about it. No dithering; no number games to worry about. She practises her craft diligently, and it shows up time and again. Why does she always act from the heart? Why does she connect every single time? What is it about Ms. Balan that reaches the deepest crevices of your memory? Why do you identify with her every single time?

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