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

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com ■

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.”

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