‘I’m greedy; want all my films to do well’
Actor Vidya Balan says she is “greedy” when it comes to the performance of her films. The actor, who was a part of a film festival in Mumbai, says, “I want all my films to do well in theatres first and then at festivals, I’m greedy that way. One film just won’t do me any good.”
In one of the talk sessions, Vidya spoke about being inspired by Iranian movies, which she feels are simple. “I’ve watched a lot of Iranian movies and they inspired me a lot. The storytelling in those movies was simplistic, and had a big heart. I hope I get to do more of those kind of films. My next film Tumhari Sulu is one of those kind of movies.”
Vidya, who is now a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), gets to watch a lot more films than she could previously. And says that she is enjoying it thoroughly.
During an interactive session, the actor spoke about her favourite movie character. She said she loves actor Rajesh Khanna’s character in Anand (1971). “Anand, the character played by Rajesh Khanna inspires me to make the most of every minute. I think what can be worse than knowing that you are going to die but the way he deals with it is so beautiful. I haven’t seen all of Khanna’s films, but in my opinion, it is his best performance.”