What surprise does Vidya Balan have up her sleeve?
Vidya Balan has always done things differently, and how! This woman can be said to break the mould of the typical Bollywood actress and also redefine a few stereotypes. Be it her choice of films, her sense of fashion, her way of delivering a particular role, or just the very way she carries herself both on and off screen, it was quite clear from the very beginning that she is here to be a game-changer and not to stick to any rules. Quite consistently, having delivered one stellar performance after the other, she has managed to win the hearts of her audience and garner critical acclaim as well. Her success can be accounted by the fact that she was recently hailed as the only “hero” amongst the current bevy of Bolly beauties, as she could carry an entire film on her own shoulders!
Having bagged a National Award, and several other awards to her credit, looks like she is here to add many more feathers to her cap. Last year, she also made a significant move on her personal front by tying the knot with UTV honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur and has been leading a happy married life ever since. Her fans, though, need not feel disappointed as marriage has not slackened her career in any way, at least that is what Balan claims. Her first movie this year, in fact, is going to release this 28th February, and it has already won a lot of attention. Shaadi Ke Side Effects, in which she is paired opposite the extremely talented Farhan Akhtar, promises to be a fun comedy which basically portrays the trials and tribulations that a couple face after marriage, but in a light-hearted, amusing manner.
While this much-awaited movie is preparing for release, her next movie which will hit the theatres this year itself, sometime in summer, is titled Bobby Jasoos, where she plays the title character. It is being termed as an Indian “pacy dramedy” , and it sure will be a revelation since it is going to be the first of its kind movie in India, with the lead role is that of a female detective. Vidya has even told the media in an interview that she found the idea “irresistible”, as she did the title Bobby Jasoos. When the first photo of the movie went viral on the Internet, everyone was taken completely by surprise to find Vidya donning a male beggar avatar for the movie. Later, it was learnt that while she was sitting among real beggars, a lady who was passing by stopped and gave her alms, and also scolded her about how he should try to find some work rather than begging. Now that leaves us wondering what her reaction would have been had she known who that was!
Well, Vidya has always been renowned for pushing the bar and treading on the road not taken, and this is yet another unconventional move from on her which has kept her fans is suspense as to what she is up to next! The first ever woman-sleuth, or the "female James Bond", as she puts it, has indeed created a stir by sitting on the pavement outside Hyderabad’s railway station with beard and ragged hair, disguised in an unidentifiable manner! We must say that this drastic contrast from her garish and feminine costumes in The Dirty Picture and Ghanchakkar really has left us baffled and bewildered as to what surprise she has up her sleeve now! Time will show and we do hope that she continues to mesmerize us with her “out-of-the-box” tricks!