'I am open to regional films'

'I am open to regional films'

gorgeous Vidya Balan dh photo by Janardhan B K

Since the release of Ishqiya, Vidya has not been much in the news. But now, she is all set to make a comeback with the dramatic thriller, No One Killed Jessica, the title of which has aroused curiosity of the nation. Metrolife caught up with Vidya during her breezy visit to the City where she shared her excitement for No One Killed Jessica, her love for Bangalore and her secret diet mantra.

Vidya is extremely gung ho about her upcoming release No One Killed Jessica where she plays a character that represents Sabrina Lal, the elder sister of the late model Jessica Lal. Slated for a January release, the film also stars Rani Mukherji. “I am so excited about the film. It will be released worldwide on January 7. I am not going to reveal much right now. But I can definitively say the film will keep the audiences at the edge of their seats right up to the end.”

Apart from No One.., Vidya is also working on Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani. “You will see a new avatar of ‘Vidya’ in this movie,” she hints. However, she denies that she fainted on the sets of Kahaani in Kolkata. “It is untrue. I don’t know how this news surfaced. Actually, I was a bit tired due to work. It happens to everyone so it makes no sense to hype such
hearsay,” she says.

Wearing a bright red sari with a low back blouse, Vidya looked gorgeous. When asked about the secret behind her beauty, she quickly replies in a lighter vein, “You should ask my parents!” Then she goes on to reveal, “I am regular with my exercise. I eat every two hours and sleep well. The ultimate secret is I believe in the phrase ‘All Is Well’ so I look cool and confident.”  

Ask her whether she has any dream roles in mind and you will get a quick ‘no’ from her. “When you look back at the roles I have played, you will notice one thing. Except for the role I played in Bhool Bhulaiyaa, they have all been positive characters. So I would like to play sensible, positive and performance-oriented roles. If good scripts come my way, I am even open to regional films,” she says.

It has been six years since she last came to Bangalore. During this visit, she fell in love with the City all over again. “When I arrived at the Bangalore International Airport, for a moment I felt like I was in a foreign country. It was not the same six years ago. My journey from the airport to the City was so wonderful that I am jealous of Bangaloreans,” she jokes.

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