‘I’m greedy; want all my films to do well’

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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.”

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