Vidya Balan is riding high on the success of Tumhari Sulu, however, she believes that her avoidance to take risks as an actor has resulted into failing of films, as her experiments did not work until now.
“Every time I tried something new, the films didn’t work. It is the unfortunate truth. When the films don’t do well, it means not many people have seen it. But at the same time, whenever I have attempted to do something different, I have given my best. Thankfully, my work was appreciated always ,” she said in an interview.
The actress said that the movie celebrates the invincible spirit of a woman. Vidya said, “A woman is balancing everything in life. Most of the time, women are not appreciated, unless they are achievers. You do not have to be Indra Nooyi (to be appreciated). Women should be appreciated for everything they do as they do it with commitment and dedication. This script does that.”
The actress commends Suresh Triveni for putting up such a good show which is relatable to the real life situations.
Vidya said, “There were some impromptu elements that we added during the shooting. I can’t take the credit, I just followed what was in the script. Suresh sees humour in real life situations, in the mundanity of every life. This is one of the best scripts that I read and it just got better when we started shooting.”
Adding further, she said, “It is difficult to say where an actor’s job has ended and the director’s had started. If I get credit for making the character look relatable it is also to the director’s credit.”
On visiting the theatre, the actress witnessed audiences positive reactions towards the film, she said, “I do think rooted stories are doing well. Most of India lives in middle class, people tell me I capture little things of middle-class life. I am like, I have grown up in a middle-class family. I am grateful for life, for everything.”
Vidya Balan believes that it is the content of the film that connects the audience, she said, “Good content always works. When a certain film resonates with the audience, they love it. Today no one type of film is working. The story has to connect with people.”