Vidya on flops: I talk, cry and move on
Actor Vidya Balan (above) has made a strong footing in Bollywood with the kind of roles she has portrayed so far. While her films such as Paa (2009), The Dirty Picture (2011), and Kahaani (2012) won her critical acclaim, there have been lull days at the box office when films such as Bobby Jasoos (2014), Kahaani 2 (2016) and Begum Jaan failed to make an impact.
Does it bother Vidya? “It’s heartbreaking when a film doesn’t work [even] after you have put in so much in it. It definitely disappoints you. But I feel that all actors go through hits and flops — it never makes me question myself,” says Vidya, adding that she doesn’t care about others’ opinion because “everyone is entitled to an opinion”.
Unlike several actors who get bogged down after a film’s failure, Vidya says she is not one of those who would run away or lock herself in a room and not talk to anyone. “I need to talk. Mujhe toh baat karna bahut jaruri hai… main batooni jo hoon. So, I talk to my parents and my husband, Siddharth (Roy Kapoor). If my film flops, I talk, cry, get over it and move on,” adds Vidya.
The 38-year old actor doesn’t believe in carrying the burden of a flop film. She explains, “When I am on a film set, I am just invested and committed, and surrender to what I am doing because that’s what I love the most. I’m living my dream of being an actor and I’m the happiest when I’m on a film set.”