‘Won’t give my time to mediocre films’
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.