If you tell me I am too young and too fat to be an actor. Who am I but I can still find my way.”
Sherni Star Vidya Balan- Vidya Balan has repeatedly challenged the stereotypes of Bollywood with her roles, living her characters with strong acting. The actress says it was not something she did consciously. Also Read – Sherni Teaser: No matter how dense the forest, the tigress finds its way, ready to hear the roar of ‘lioness’ Vidya Balan?
Ever since she made her Bollywood debut with ‘Parineeta’ in 2005, Vidya has wowed Hindi audiences with her work in films like ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Paa’, mesmerized. ‘Kahaani’, ‘Ishqiya’, ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Tumhari Sulu’ and ‘Shakuntala Devi’. She will next be seen in “Newton” producer Amit Masurkar’s “Lion”, which will feature her as a forest officer. Also Read – Vidya Balan’s lioness ready to roar on Amazon, was seen so desperate in the middle of the forest…
National Award and Padma Shri awardee Vidya said, “I was not ready to break stereotypes, but I feel that through my experiences in life, especially as an actor, I have realized that I I will not let anything get in my way.” Also Read – Vidya Balan opened her bedroom secrets in front of Karan Johar, said – I like light light and…
The 42-year-old actress continued, “So if you tell me I am too young and too fat to be an actor. I’m too bold, too brazen or too intelligent or whatever, I’m just saying random things, I can’t change who I am but I can still find my way.”
She said, “I have seen passion for what I do because I can’t really change anything about myself, so I didn’t set myself up to break stereotypes. I just said that if it doesn’t work, it’s too bad it has to work, because I’m going to work for it. It has to work because I want to be an actor.”
The actress, who starred in the sitcom ‘Hum Paanch’ at the age of 16 and played the role of Radhika in the sitcom, ‘did not challenge stereotypes with a conscious mind.’
“So, I think those stereotypes were challenged, not intentionally, but perhaps unintentionally,” he said.
Currently, she is awaiting the release of ‘Lioness’, where she plays an honest forest officer battling the social constraints set by a patriarchal society and the weak attitude within her department.
‘Every one of us is a lioness, but it feels so good to be called!’ She smiled, and added, “They are all women who make their mark with their work. She is very passionate about her work, because I feel that I am also that woman. So, I am moving towards these characters. I like women with purpose and that’s why I choose them.”
Vidya continued, “The more I look around me, more and more of us are finding that purpose, living our dreams. I think it is also a reflection of what is happening in the world around us because cinema is a reflection of reality. “
‘Lioness’ is set for a digital release on June 18 on Amazon Prime Video.