Thursday, October 19, 2006

Vidya Balan in Krrish sequel

Guess who will star opposite Hrithik Roshan in the Krrish sequel? None other than Vidya Balan, on a roll after Lage Raho Munnabhai.
The actress, who seems to be everywhere these days, will be taking over from Preity Zinta (Koi Mil Gaya) and Priyanka Chopra (Krrish).
Producer-director Rakesh Roshan is leaving no stone unturned to make the third part bigger and better than the previous two and will again rope in foreign expertise for dare-devil stunts.
The film is expected to go on the floors towards the end of 2007.
Source : HT

Vidya Balan turns fiercely contemporary

They say she has become difficult. What they mean is, she's turning down assignments for which other actresses would give their left arm and right profile. "But I really don't see my career in
that way," says the softspoken constantly apologetic and yet unshakeable Parineeta girl. "I can't
rush into projects and then find the time to do them. I've to be completely convinced about every
detail about my character and my willingness and ability to portray it, before saying yes." And she's willing to be dubbed difficult for her professionalism. Recently when she opted out of
an avant-garde director turned producer's period film the man went around town calling her
unprofessional. "But I never say yes and only to have second thoughts."
It appears as though Vidya is a victim of the Saif Syndrome. Filmmakers approach Vidya with roles
that she's not convinced about, tell her to think over it, and then turn nasty when she says a
final no. " I can't take on work that I cannot do. Yes , I've had certain reservations about some
aspects of a couple of scripts that I was offered recently. Frankly they're roles to kill for.
But I cannot bring myself to play characters I don't identify with. Maybe I'm too new or too
scared. But I'd rather go cautiously than plunge impulsively into a film and then regret it
Also, at the moment Vidya is slightly more inclined to play contemporary roles. After Parineeta
the risk of being branded an old-world actress is imminent. In her second film Lage Raho
Munnabhai Vidya Balan played a radio jockey. "Not like what Preity Zinta played in Salaam
Namaste. I don't think I could've carried off that look," Vidya laughs. "The girl was modern. She
dressed trendily, but in the way I was comfortable and fashionable." Now there's Nikhil Advani's
Salaam-e-Ishq where she's paired with John Abraham. "Again a very contemporary character. John
and I are are so different in personality and yet so compatible together."
Another contemporary role is the one Vidya plays in Sajid Khan's Hey Baby. "I'm really looking
forward to that. You know Sajid and I've known each other for years. He has a terrific sense of
humour. I keep asking him why I haven't become as tall as Mr Amitabh Bachchan after the way he
keeps pulling my leg."
So is it goodbye to period films after Parineeta? "No such rules. I'm truly flattered if
filmmakers come to me with films that search out a past. At the moment I'm looking at my
present." She's also looking forward to working with Rituparno Ghosh . "He's a director who's
bound to bring out the best in me….for whatever it I may be worth."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

John-Vidya affair? All smoke, no fire!

Recently, the chemistry between actors John Abraham and Vidya Balan became the grist for rumour mills.

Let’s admit it. If two co-stars have some steamy scenes in a film, the gossipmongers have a knack to link them up. It has happened with Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra , Emraan Hashmi and Celina Jaitley and many more stars. John and Vidya happen to be the latest target.

The two are playing lovers in Nikhil Advani’s movie Salaam-e-Ishq . While filming for the movie, John and Vidya shared very good chemistry, which is evident in the promotional stills of the scenes showing them together. Some rumours even said that while shooting for a scene in which John and Vidya hide themselves under a dupatta, the two stayed under the dupatta for good many seconds even after the director had called ‘cut’.

While such canards have only fuelled the rumours further, Vidya has expressed her displeasure at such gossip-talk. John, on the other hand, has made public appearances with his longtime girlfriend Bipasha Basu to drive home the point that he is still with Bips.

Vidya says she just wants to focus on her work as she has some big movies coming up.

Vidya is presently a part of three big movies : Mani Ratnam’s Guru , Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Eklavya and Nikhil Advani’s ‘Salaam-e-Ishq’.

Source :Apunkachoice

Friday, October 06, 2006

Vidya Balan interacts with school-going children

Purple Ribbon, the social cause initiative of Fame Multiplexes, celebrated Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October by hosting a special afternoon at Fame Adlabs for young guests from ‘Each One Teach One’ Charitable Foundation, a development organization working towards the overall development of municipal school-going children.
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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Vidya Balan has no Hollywood plans

Vidya Balan says that she is happy with what she is doing and has no Hollywood plans.
Vidya’s next film Lage Raho Munnabhai , opposite Sanjay Dutt is scheduled to release next Friday.
A report quotes Vidya as saying that she doesn't have any plan for Hollywood, as for now.
"There are no such plans at present. I'm happy with what I'm doing. I want to establish myself as a good actor in India," the report quoted Vidya as saying.
However, Vidya added that she couldn’t say what the future has in store. "I live in the present and don't think about what the future has in store for me."
Vidya also added that she isn't in the numbers race. "I don't believe in judging an actor's worth by grade. I have always wanted to do what I believe in and I am doing just that. I think my audiences, too, expect good work from me rather than seeing me at the top of a fictional number pyramid. I think today, in Bollywood, there is place for everyone who does good work," Vidya said.
Vidya also rubbished off the rumour that Rani Mukherjee is apprehensive of sharing screen space with her.
"It's absolutely ridiculous. Does Rani need to be apprehensive of acting with anyone? She is one of the best actors India has seen in recent times," Vidya said.
Source : Apunkachoice