Srijit wants Vidya in all his movies
Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji says it’s a director’s delight to work with Vidya Balan; hints he might work with her again
Actor Vidya Balan (right) has got another admirer in National award-winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji (below). All praises for the actor, Srijit says it’s a director’s delight to work with an ace actor like Vidya. The filmmaker, who has directed Vidya in his debut Bollywood directorial, Begum Jaan, also adds that Vidya has given an awardwinning performance in the film.
“I want to work with Vidya in every film of mine [now]. The kind of intensity she brings to the screen with her performance, is extraordinary,” says Srijit.
Talking about Vidya’s character in the film, Srijit shares that the nuances she brought to the character can’t go unnoticed. “There are many layers to her character. While she is a strong individual, there are times when she is attractive and feminine too. There is also a maternal side to her character.
Meanwhile, Srijit is gearing up for his second Kakababu installment with Prosenjit Chatterjee. Ask him about the film and whether he plans to cast Vidya in it, Srijit quips, “I won’t divulge much right now except that it’s a film set in modern times. As far as working with Vidya is concerned, I would love to work with her again. But for that I need to have a proper character sketch. I can’t waste an actor of her potential and talent.”