Women-centric films such as Chak De India, Queen and Dangal have
fared really well at the box office as it is something new and
refreshing in Bollywood. Even Vidya Balan was part of women-centric
films like The Dirty Picture and her upcoming film Begum Jaan
touches the same subject.
Speaking about the growth of women-centric films in Bollywood,
Vidya Balan quipped, "If you look around, girls and women are no
longer playing supporting roles. Women are no longer just someone's
daughter, wife or mother. We have an identity and that is
translating on-screen. So, those kind of stories are being written.
I was at the right place, at the right time. I took the
opportunities when they came my way."
When asked how she feels when people credit her for doing
women-centric films, she said, "I am glad that I am credited for
it. However, it is just the function of the time we are living in.
We are ready to tell these kinds (women-centric) of stories."
Vidya further commented, "I get drawn to scripts where the woman
has a very substantial role. And therefore, women-centric films
appeal to me. By that I don't mean that I have to play the central
role. My character has to be such where, if she doesn't achieve
anything in the beginning of the film, she ends up doing that at
the end. Those kind of stories inspire me in real life as