When the trailer of Vidya Balan‘s new movie Kahaani 2 released, everyone wanted to know about Vidya Balan’s role in the film and whether this one would be as much of a nail-biting drama as the first part was.
While we all support Vidya’s courage to play such non-mainstream roles which no other actresses have dared to take up, we applaud her quick-witted comments at the trailer’s launch when she was asked how she felt on being called the female version of Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan.
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With that spot on smile as always, the actress told TOI, “My films should also do the kind of business Aamir’s films do; only then will I believe that I am the female Aamir Khan. But sadly, it’s far from the truth. After all, Aamir has been working for many more years.”
Now that’s called Vidya style!
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Whether in show business or any other industry, no one misses the opportunity to bring their counterparts down. But Vidya’s honest reply surely was a lesson to learn from. The actress, who has carved a niche for herself on her own merit in the industry, could have twisted the statement to suit her reply, but she took it as a compliment. She rued the fact that though women-centric films are making it to the hearts of billions of people, the huge pay gap with male stars is always demotivating.
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According to Indian Express, the Kahaani actress also said, “I didn’t take the onus of making women-centric films. Writers should be credited for writing these subjects. I was at the right place at the right time.”
Director Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2 also stars Arjun Rampal and is releasing on December 2, 2016.
We are eagerly waiting for it to release!
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