The film in­dus­try is un­pre­dictable: Vidya

Vidya Balan’s def­i­ni­tion of be­ing a suc­cess­ful ac­tor is hav­ing the right to pick and choose roles

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh ■ an­juri. na­yar@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

If you don’t get the work you want, maybe it is time to do some­thing new

Vidya Balan, ac­tor

Suc­cess to ac­tor Vidya Balan (right) means be­ing able to make her own choices. “Suc­cess really means that doors open up for you. It means that you can make your choices even more con­fi­dently and un­apolo­get­i­cally. That’s what it means to me at least. It gives you the op­tion to make the choices that you wish to make. It gives you the power to do that,” she says.

Talk­ing about the kind of films she likes to take up, Balan says ev­ery­one has a spe­cific kind of film that they want to do, but if it’s not work­ing at the box of­fice, maybe its time to change it. “It’s an un­pre­dictable in­dus­try, but life is un­pre­dictable and that is what makes it in­ter­est­ing. If there is a prospect of not get­ting the kind of work you want to do, maybe it’s time for you to do some­thing new. Maybe the kind of work you want to do is not hap­pen­ing be­cause you are meant to do some­thing else,” she says.

Vidya also feels that this is the right time to be a part of the in­dus­try. “I think things are really chang­ing. The wide va­ri­ety of roles that are be­ing writ­ten for women or the kind of films be­ing made, makes this an ex­cit­ing time,” says Vidya.

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