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By: Screen Weekly, IndiaFM
Monday, March 12, 2007
Vidya Balan lists five films she would love to have remade with her

Bimal Roy's Bandini:
"I just love the way Nutan's character was written. It is unusual to have an entire film woven around a woman as strong as Kalyani who withstands a "betrayal", the death of her father and a murder rap to go back to an ailing and aging lover," elaborates Vidya.

Guru Dutt's Kaagaz Ke Phool :
She chooses this Guru Dutt classic because Waheeda Rehman's is "another very strong character" in the film and also the film is "so beautiful and almost lyrical".

Raj Kapoor's Jagte Raho:
Vidya wishes the film to be remade with her playing Raj Kapoor's part! "It is a very biting comment on the society and as the film unspools you can feel the angst of the character. It is a visionary feature. The complexion of the problems may have changed but they persist in different ways - we still see people around us who are disenchanted with life. Despite being serious, it is thoroughly entertaining. There are moments when you laugh and moments when you cry in the film," she reasons.

Satyen Bose's Chalti Ka Naam Gadi:
She would love to essay an out- and-out comic part like in Chalti..."It is just so funny, a comedy in the true sense. It is complete family entertainer. I would love to take a joy-ride in that funny jalopy," she volunteers happily.

Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar:
The strong character of the female protagonist is her raison-'d-etre again, "Madhabi Mukherjee playing a housewife-turned-door-to-door salesgirl transforms from a submissive wife to into an assertive individual so effortlessly," she sighs longingly.

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