'Filmein sirf teen cheezo ke wajah se chalti hai ... entertainment, entertainment, entertainment ... aur main entertainment hoon," theatre halls across the nation eupted into hoots and claps when Vidya Balan as Silk Smitha boldly exclaimed on screen. At a time when 'size zero' was hailed as attractive, the actress broke all stereotypes and proved that curvy is in. Just like her reel character, Vidya Balan has always been gutsy in terms of her film choices as well.
As the talented star celebrates her 41st birthday, we bring you six of her best performances which floored us completely and made us say, 'Give me more of it'.
No other actress could have pulled off the character of Lalita as convincingly as how Vidya Balan did in her first Bollywood film. She was a breath of fresh air in this Pradeep Sarkar's film adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic novel by the same name.
Vidya Balan send shivers down our spine in the scene in the film where her character is supposedly possessed by Manjulika. Playing a character suffering from dissociative identity disorder isn't a cakewalk, but Vidya aced it like a pro.
Back then when actresses developed a cold feet to play mother on screen, Vidya ended up playing mommy to Amitabh Bachchan and won several accolades for it!
Another award-winning performance from the actress where the actress won hearts as the scheming, profanity-spewing Krishna Verma who has the two men (Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah) tied around her finger.
The Dirty Picture
Based on the life and death of the controversial Indian actress Silk Smitha, Vidya Balan's bold and brazen act was a major game-changer for the leading ladies.
The charming actress once again proved her acting prowess as a pregnant lady in search of her missing husband in Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani.