about film’s performance

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Oct 2017 10:34:13


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, 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 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.”

On her character in the film, she said, “Sulu is someone who doesn’t care about what others think and I love that about her. Not in a selfish way, of course, but she only cares about what she wants.”
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.

Vidya Balan also says when the offer to be a part of it came her way, she didn’t want to refuse as she felt she would then lose the right to ever criticise the censor body’s decisions. 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 criticise 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 really don’t 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 that 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 National Award-winning actress, who will next be seen on screen in “Tumhari Sulu”, was asked about how the industry is changing and new form of films are being accepted.

Vidya admitted that “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 becomes 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 stories that are relevant to us and are rooted in our reality.”

She also praised the Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer Shubh Mangal Saavdhan about erectile dysfunction.

“I saw Shubh Mangal Saavdhan 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 cause-based film... I think it’s about relatability.”

Vidya’s “Tumhari Sulu” is a comical slice-of-life film directed by adman Suresh Triveni. Vidya essays the role of a happy-go-lucky Mumbai housewife whose routine life changes when she unexpectedly lands herself the exciting job of a night radio jockey on a leading radio station.