‘Won’t give my time to medi­ocre films’

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Ac­tor Vidya Mal­wade (left), who has been seen in films such as Foot­path (2003), Chak De In­dia (2007) and Kid­nap (2008), says that she is very picky when it comes to choos­ing projects. She does not want to be a part of some­thing un­til she is not com­pletely sat­is­fied.

“Time is im­por­tant and I don’t want to give it to medi­ocre films,” she says, adding, “As a medium, we need to cater to ev­ery­one. If you look at what comes at prime time or even films, we are busy sell­ing the same thing. We need to make some­thing dif­fer­ent.”

Vidya says that she has not en­joyed most of the re­cent films.

“I have barely gone to the theatre in the last two years. I watched High­way (2014) and re­ally liked it. I even told Im­tiaz (Ali, film­maker) that I would love to work with him. I think we need to come up with films which we can con­nect with in a happy way,” she says.

The ac­tor, who was re­cently seen in a hor­ror tele­vi­sion show, says that she screens the projects she is of­fered very care­fully.

“I am not very fond of do­ing every­thing that I am of­fered. I am hap­pi­est on a film set,” she says.

Vidya is not happy with the im­por­tance given to box of­fice col­lec­tions.

“We have fab­u­lous tal­ents in our industry but I dis­like the fact that every­thing has be­come about money to­day. It’s all about the busi­ness of mak­ing movies rather than telling sto­ries,” she signs of.


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