TALENT FINDS WORK
Actor Vidya Balan, who has completed ten years of being in Bollywood, feels work finds its way to talent
The fact is that if you are talented and have the conviction, work will find its way to you, sooner or later
Vidya Balan, actor
She has completed 10 years in the industry this year and one of the things actor Vidya Balan loves about the Hindi film industry is that talent gets its due. “I have realised that the industry is a great place to be in,” says the Padma Shri awardee.
She explains, “If you are talented and have the conviction, work will find its way to you. And that’s one of the things that I love about the industry,” says the 37-year-old actor, who has had her share of struggle, too.
And this truth does not just hold for those who want to be actors, says Vidya. “If you have the desire to be an actor, a writer or a director, and have the conviction, people will approach you with work,” she says, adding that one should, however, not undermine the value of hard work.
“This is not to say that you shouldn’t work hard to find work, all I am saying is that some way or the other it will happen. So keep upgrading your skills,” feels Vidya.
Having created a niche for herself in her 10-year-long stint, the beauty says, “Well, can you imagine, 10 years in the industry! It looks like just yesterday when I went up on the stage to collect my first award for Parineeta (her debut film). And it has been a wonderful journey. It didn’t even feel like it has been 10 years already,” she says.