Not many actress will have the courage to say 'yes" to turn mother on screen for the fear of being typecast. And to play the mother of the megastar Amitabh Bachchan is a big challenge in itself. Vidya Balan is daring enough to play the role of a mother in the much-hyped film Paa, of course not without receiving the flaks.
Yes, Vidya Balan, who has been trashed for her fashion choices in the past, was criticized for putting on weight. But it was inevitable, as she plays Auro"s (Amitabh) mother in Paa. It is yet to be seen if her role in the film will bring her accolades, but one thing is for sure, this kind of role will not come everyday, as the film deals with progeria, a rare disorder that makes a person age at a very young age.
Vidya said that she received lots of bad comments because of her weight though she didn"t like criticism. But she wanted to push herself as a professional. She added that she feels healthier now.
It was a dream-come-true for her to play the mother of Amitabh Bachchan. She said that it was surreal but later became addictive because Amitabh was so convincing as the 13-year-old Auro. She added that she could connect to him as his mother.
Here is an actress who is ready to push the boundaries!