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Vidya Balan: Stars have become quite accessible now

Vidya Balan is currently enjoying the success of her last release Tumhari Sulu. The actress received positive responses for her role in the film. Speaking about films and stars, she said to a leading Indian daily that the masses don’t wish to spend money to see stars, as stars have become easily accessible.

“People are so prudent when it comes to spending time and money, so they put thoughts like ‘is it worth my time, money and energy to go to the theatre?’ and if they’ll get to experience something different.”

She added, “Stars have become quite accessible now. So, people no longer feel the need to go to a theatre to watch a star. They want to go into the theatre to experience a good film and characters.”

Referring to Lipstick Under My Burkha as an example, she said, “Of course, if had some established actors but despite all the controversies it was embroiled in, when it released, people watched it and it was a fairly successful film. It was a film about women’s sexuality, the kind you wouldn’t think will do really well, but it did! So, content is attracting people.”

Vidya Balan is praised for her ability to shoulder responsibility to deliver successful film. Vidya said, “I don’t look at it as any kind of a burden or responsibility. We work as a team and everyone is as important as an actor. And honestly, I don’t read much of what is printed in newspapers about how I fared in a film.”