Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is living her dream to the fullest. Her biggest dream was to become an actor. From a sex symbol to a pregnant woman, Vidya Balan has portrayed a range of characters on the big screen.
She says that acting allows you to live another person's world. "I don't think it (acting) is about proving oneself. It is about inhibiting another person's world, one you have not been in before. I think as an actor, living another person's life is exciting," Vidya explained.
The actress says that she always finds a way to connect with her characters, and she managed to do this with her recently released film Ghanchakkar. In the movie, Vidya plays the role of a Punjabi woman. "There is also a part of them (characters), which I connect with. My character in Ghanchakkar is not someone who I could identify with initially, but the point of identification was that the character was just happy with herself," said Vidya.
She also added that she didn't have a problem not being the protagonist in Ghanchakkar. "In Ghanchakkar, Sanju (Emraan Hashmi) was the central character. I was not the protagonist. I was okay with it as I love the character. I don't have set notions and don't take on that kind of pressure. My only dream was to be an actor and I am living my dream to the fullest," she said.
The critics and audiences praised Vidya's performance in Ghanchakkar even though the film didn't do great on the box office. "I feel humbled when people say that. I am just doing work, which I believe in," said the actress.
Vidya who is married to Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Studios, Disney UTV, does not want to enter the production business. "I don't want to start producing films. I am very greedy about being an actor and I always have a producer at home," she said.
Vidya is happy with the roles she is being offered in the industry. "After The Dirty Picture, I thought I had done everything that needed to be done. But I was even taken aback when Rajkumar Gupta came to me with Ghanchakkar. I felt grateful to him that he could think of me in this diametrically opposite character. But he was also making a diametrically opposite film," said Vidya. This talented actress will next be seen along with Farhan Akhtar in Shaadi Ke Side Effects.