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'Begum Jaan' actor Vidya Balan feels world should know more stories of heroic women

In Real Life, I Get Drawn To The Women Who Are Strong, Brave And Overcome Obstacles, I Get Drawn To Heroic Female Characters As Well, Says Vidya.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bansuri Dass | Updated on: 10 Apr 2017, 11:07:31 PM
'Begum Jaan' actor Vidya Balan feels world should know more stories of heroic women (Img Source: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Known for her roles in 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' 'Paa', 'No One Killed Jessica', 'The Dirty Picture', and 'Kahaani', Bollywood super-heroine Vidya Balan never wants to slow down.

Not only this she even wants the world to know more about all those heroic courageous women who fought their way through difficulties in life. May be she would prefer to play such roles in her movies as well. Most of her films have remained women-centric and have achieved lot of recognition.

"My work is an extension of my personality. In real life, I get drawn to the women who are strong, brave and overcome obstacles. I get drawn to heroic female characters as well. I think the world needs to know such stories," Vidya told PTI.

"For me, real heroes are those who overcome fears and obstacles in life. We should applaud such people and through cinema bring out their journey on screen," she says.

Acting is the only thing Vidya enjoys the most and she is not keen on producing or directing films.

"I am in the industry for 11 years and I have not bothered to even learn anything. I don't know if it's shameful or not. But I enjoy what I do and that's acting. I don't think I have the bandwidth to do anything else."

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Talking about her role in 'Begum Jaan' she says, "When I read the script, I knew I will have to mouth abuses. Her language and tone is so beautiful that even the abuses did not seem like one. I don't abuse at all but this was fun. The most difficult part was the physical violence. I have never hit anyone so when I had to slap a co-star, I was nervous. It was the toughest part."

Apart from Vidya the period drama 'Begum Jaan' also stars Pallavi Sharda, Gauahar Khan, Ila Arun, Ridheema Tiwari, Naseeruddin Shah, Chunky Pandey and is slated to release on April 14.

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First Published : 10 Apr 2017, 10:48:00 PM

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