Busy and loving it

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Dec 2016 09:26:13


Actress Vidya Balan, who has a packed 2017 with releases like Tumhari Sulu, Aami -- a yet untitled biopic on writer Kamala Das -- and Begum Jaan, says she loves it when she keeps busy.
“I love it when I am busy, but I need time between business. I need time for myself. I need down time because I get so intensely involved in what I do, specially a film shoot... Then I need time to get back to being just Vidya after a promotional schedule also. I love it, I thrive on it,” Vidya told IANS.
“But to retain my sanity, I need to do things that are completely unrelated to work and then come back to working with full force,” Vidya added.
The 37-year-old actress, who was recently seen in Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, is for now gearing up for her myriad roles on screen.
In Tumhari Sulu, Vidya will be seen playing a radio jockey (RJ) named Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu. Begum Jaan, a Hindi adaptation of Srijit Mukherji’s stellar Bengali offering Rajkahini, will feature Vidya as a brothel’s madam in Punjab during India’s partition in 1947. Though actress Rituparna Sengupta essayed the lead role in the Bengali version, Mukherji’s first choice for the adaptation was Vidya.