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Vidya Balan on Her Picture of Breaking Stereotypes: It Was One thing I Did Unconsciously


Vidya Balan has again and again challenged Bollywood stereotypes along with her roles, residing out her characters with power-packed performances. The actress says it was not one thing that she did consciously. Ever since she made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta in 2005, Vidya has wowed the Hindi viewers along with her work in movies corresponding to Bhool Bhulaiyaa, No One Killed Jessica, The Soiled Image, Paa, Kahaani, Ishqiya, Mission Mangal, Tumhari Sulu and Shakuntala Devi. She’s going to subsequent be seen in Newton maker Amit Masurkar’s Sherni, which casts her as a forest officer. Sherni Trailer: 5 Similarities Between Vidya Balan’s Film And Rajkummar Rao’s Newton That We Could not Ignore.

“I did not set out to break stereotypes but I think through my experiences in life, especially as an actor, I have realised I am not going to let anything come in the way of me being an actor,” stated Vidya, who has been feted with a Nationwide Award and a Padma Shri. The 42-year-old actress added: “So if you tell me, I am too short to be an actor, too fat to be an actor, I am too bold to be an actor, I am too brazen or too intelligent or whatever, I am just saying random things, I cannot change who I am but I can still find my way.”

“My passion for what I do has seen me through because I really can’t change anything about myself, so I did not set out to break stereotypes. I just said if it doesn’t work, too bad it has to work, because I am going to make it work. It has to work because I want to be an actor,” she added.

The actress, who on the age of 16, starred within the sitcom “Hum Paanch” and essayed the position of the bespectacled Radhika within the sitcom, “did not challenge the stereotype with a conscious mind”. “So, I think those stereotypes were challenged not consciously but probably unconsciously,” she stated.

At the moment, she awaits the discharge of Sherni, the place she performs an upright forest officer battling social limitations set by the patriarchal society and lackadaisical attitudes inside her division. “Each of us is a Sherni, but it feels wonderful to be called one!” she smiled, and added: “They are all women who derive their identities from the work they do. They are very passionate about the work they do, because I feel I am that woman, too. So, therefore, I steer towards these characters. I like women with purpose and therefore I tend to choose them.” Sherni Trailer: Vidya Balan’s Forest Officer Tries To Sort out Pure and Man-Made Obstacles on this Amazon Prime Video Movie (Watch Video).

Vidya added: “The more I look around me, more and more of us are finding that purpose, are living out our dreams. I think it is also a reflection of what’s happening in the world around us because cinema is a reflection of reality.” Sherni is scheduled for a digital launch on June 18 on Amazon Prime Video.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 11, 2021 06:04 PM IST. For extra information and updates on politics, world, sports activities, leisure and way of life, go surfing to our web site latestly.com).

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