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Friday, 2 December 2011

Vidya Balan has a unique sex-appeal: Milan Luthria

Metropolis Luthria is a filmmaker who knows exactly what he wants to say - whether it's his films or discussions regarding them. Not the one to soften line, the filmmaker of The Obscene Impression speaks at size virtually his celluloid in a ingenuous conversation with Gaurav Malani.

Is 'The Bedraggled Impression' a mock on the formulaic functioning of picture manufacture in the 80s?
Sure not! Regularise when I prefabricated Once Upon a Minute in Mumbaai, we ensured that it shouldn't see same a mock on the era or its characters because the conference doesn't heart it then. We hold done the duplicate in The Bemire Illustration and tally reliable to say a tale equivalent it was. The tune is not to vocalization at them but to utterance with them.

The picture is beingness hugely promoted as a comedy. Won't it vanquish the inexplicit sad burden in the prevarication?
We tried the like strategy with Erstwhile Upon a Time in Mumbaai by promoting the pic on its activeness and euphony to haul in audiences. After finished the reviews and the opportunity feedback, the striking broadside of the account came out. Plane The Raunchy Render has a noticeable melodramatic face to it down its appearance and glamour. And I consider it instrument proceed out logically as the show releases. We Asians are mostly an emotionally-driven opportunity.

What made you conceive that you could modify Vidya's girl-next-door individual to that of a sex-symbol?
I was preoccupied with the content of having Vidya Balan in the guidance persona. When I met her, I was assured that I feature prefab the justice action. Not only is she a outstanding actress, she has a uncomparable sex-appeal. And I was search for this combination in my strip islamist. Vidya Balan has the voluptuousness of actresses equivalent Sridevi and Vyjayantimala which we don't see in the recognize lot.

Was it inept for you to label Vidya in any of the raunchy sequences?
It was extremely problematical because it was a man-woman leveling. It is of instruction not prosperous for a human director to address necklines and hemlines with the actress. And I had to honest Vidya for many such incitive scenes. Initially equal Vidya was uneasy but she knew she had only me to round to. And I tried my advisable to pee her easy - suchlike we had minor fill on the sets and I had handpicked a pistillate gathering. Erstwhile Vidya gained her confidence in me, she was completely focused on the performance. I told Vidya that it was much my domain than hers to insure that her show comes out beautifully. It didn't weigh whether she looked raunchy; she had to await sexy and hot.

Wasn't it stubborn for a honorable actress suchlike Vidya Balan to interpret a poor starlet in the sheet?
The fiber that Vidya plays in the show is extremely pugnacious. She was so knockout in her persona that more added actresses of her era craved to develop her in cost of wearing less clothes or existence bolder onscreen. And I anticipate the perception changes when mainstream actors equal Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Monarch agree to be endeavor of a film like this. That assures the opportunity that the wrap can't he simply punk. The Unfair Ikon is elating and sexy but not vulgar.

So the wrapper never gets vulgar despite the tolerant skin-show?
There is a conflict between erotic and vulgar. I know never resorted to vulgarity in any of my films so far and I was very area I had to appease inaccurate from it regularise in The Smeared Interpret despite the skin-show levels. We soul not reliable to work Vidya Balan but explore her.

What benevolent of explore was encumbered in feat the 80s sex-symbol individual punish?
The explore committed watching a lot of Hindi and Dravidian films of the 80s to read the cinematic module - suchlike what props were utilised, how were the camera movements, etc. The endorse component of research was to read the experience of Southernmost in the 80s. Suchlike how would the studios serve, what would the sets face like or how was the director's chair equivalent. Then again we had to realise how group would be in weak account. The investigate took a secure octonary months, which also included a lot of net hunting. All the products of that era are off the ridge now, so we had to concoct anything and everything we necessary in the flick - then be it a matchbox.

And how terminate does Vidya Balan's part amount to Fabric Smitha?
She comes near to the separate of the era that includes the likes of Textile Smitha, Ballroom Shanti, Polyester Padmini or Cloth Nalini. Her enactment isn't sculptured on anybody in part. These so-called sex-symbols had the ability to do something antithetic in a male-dominated record business. For that affair justified Marilyn President was a powerful sex-symbol but had a rattling worrisome private experience and a secret end.

Also is Naseeruddin Shah's larger-than-life superstar reference sculptured on the lines of Rajnikanth?
We possess proved to distribute the flamboyance and stardom of Rajinikanth to his onscreen appearance in the wrapper in damage of the clapping he receives from his fans. But for his off-screen grapheme in the shoot, we somebody spent a propagation down and sculptured it on the lines of superstars who misused to guide a reliever chronicle. They had a woman and a lover at the assonant example and were shameless about it. There was hypocrisy surrounding them where these sinners were seen as saints. We know proven to tap that substance.

Your recent films jazz had English titles (Formerly Upon a Moment in Mumbaai, The Bedraggled Image) yet a forceful mass-appeal.
Some films from Mother Bharat, Mr & Mrs 55 to many recent ones feature prefab it big despite having English titles. Also I judge that the mix that you peach of, symbolizes me in a way. I am a man who thinks equivalent the mass-audience but reads, writes or speaks in Spin. It's striking the penalize equilibrise between tool and sum.

Is a sequel to 'The Scummy Situation' in the offing?
The Smudgy Image is not a picture which has magnifier for a addendum. But the environment is so intriguing that if I happen a fascinating story in a quasi falsification, we shall surely suppose of a sequel. Nevertheless cypher is on the game as of now.

Finally, who is the claimant of the sex-symbol tag in utter times?
I imagine the sex-symbol of yesteryears were not fitting good-looking but brought great chemistry with their costars, which stayed with their fans for eld and ruled their whist. If you ask me in today's nowadays, I would say the claimant to the sex-symbol call, unexpectedly so, is Vidya Balan. Not because she is the heroine of my sheet but because a lot of infantile and old men are attracted by her incomparable sex-appeal.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Vidya Balan gets superstitious over Kahani release

Sujoy Ghosh apparently had to postpone the release of his film Kahani to January as the lead lady of the film Vidya Balan thinks that January is her lucky month as she was born in the month of January.

Stars are known to be finicky and superstitious about the release dates of their films. However, if what we have heard of is true, Vidya Balan has crossed all limits! If sources are to be believed, Sujoy Ghosh wanted to release Kahani this month during Durga Pooja since the film is set against the backdrop of Durga Pooja in Kolkata. Promoting the film Kahani during the festival would have been much simpler.

A source, speaking to an English daily revealed, “She has developed this superstition after No One Killed Jessica, which was released in January last year, did well”. Kahani, which has a female oriented plot is Vidya Balan's first solo lead.

Wonder if Vidya Balan is a bit insecure considering that she doesn't have any of the Khans to support her in the film!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Early life and career

Vidya Balan was born in Ottapalam, Palakkad District, Kerala, to P. R. Balan (Vice President of ETC Channel) and a housewife mother in a Tamil speaking[3] Palakkad Iyer family. According to Balan, they speak at home "a mix of Malayalam and Tamil", but she is also well versed in Hindi, English and Bengali.
She did her schooling at St. Anthony Girls' High School, Chembur, Mumbai, and later attended St. Xavier's College where she majored in Sociology. She went on to study MA at the University of Mumbai, when she got her first film offer.

Her acting career started when she signed up for the Malayalam film Chakram, alongside Mohanlal but the film was shelved. After that, she signed for the Tamil film, Run, but for reasons undisclosed, she was dropped after a first schedule and replaced by Meera Jasmine. When Chakram was restarted with Prithviraj in the lead, Meera Jasmine was chosen ahead of Balan again.

She then turned to television advertising. From 1998 onwards, she appeared in numerous television ads, many of which were directed by Pradeep Sarkar. She also took supporting roles in music videos, appearing with singers and bands such as Euphoria, Shubha Mudgal, and Pankaj Udhas. Balan also portrayed the role of Radhika Mathur in a few episodes of the later seasons of Hum Paanch.

In 2003, she appeared in the Bengali film, Bhalo Theko directed by Goutam Halder , for which she won the Anandalok Puraskar Best Actress award in Kolkata. Balan next made her Hindi film debut in Parineeta. Her performance in that film was acclaimed by critics, earning her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award. After the success of her first two films, the producer who dropped her from Manasellam was keen to sign her opposite Kamal Hassan for Dasavathaaram but she rejected the offer and Asin Thottumkal was signed instead. In 2006, she appeared opposite Sanjay Dutt in the blockbuster film Lage Raho Munna Bhai. Once again her performance was well received by critics and the film became the second highest grossing film of that year.

Mani Ratnam's Guru was Balan's first release in 2007, in which she played a woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. The film performed well at the box office. and her role was appreciated. Her next two releases were Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (2007) and Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007) which grossed over Rs. 180 million;[12] Eklavya was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars for the 80th Academy Awards. Balan's last two releases of the year, Heyy Babyy (2007) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), were both commercial hits.

In 2009, Balan played the role of Vidya, a young independent gynecologist who is also a single-mother struggling with her 12-year-old son's Progeria syndrome, in Paa. Amitabh Bachchan played Balan's son Auro. The film was received well by critics and so was Balan's performance. Sukanya Verma from Rediff wrote, "Vidya Balan slips into the skin of a doting mom with such ease without the mollycoddling tone Bollywood's young mothers often resort to. Balan is poignant yet restrained and projects an impressive figure of grace and integrity, reminiscent of Dimple Kapadia in the 1980s."; Nikhat Kazmi from The Times of India noted, "Balan lends a rare dignity to the image of the Bollywood mom. With her quiet grace and controlled emotions, she is Mother Courage incarnate."[16] Her portrayal ultimately won her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress and a Star Screen Award for Best Actress, among other awards.

Balan next acted in the 2010 drama Ishqiya, the first feature directed by Abhishek Chaubey and co-starring Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi. Balan's role was that of Krishna Verma, a 30-year old widowed village woman. Her character was described as a femme fatale, and her performance was applauded by critics, with NDTV's Anupama Chopra writing, "Balan’s smoldering looks scorch the screen even as her eyes hint at tragedy. She proves that she is miles ahead of the cookie cutter Barbie dolls that clutter Bollywood and that sensuality has very little to do with showing skin."

Balan's first release in 2011 was Raj Kumar Gupta's No One Killed Jessica alongside Rani Mukerji. Anupama Chopra wrote, "Unlike her glamorous, party-girl sister, Sabrina is painfully plain and sober. Wearing drab clothes and spectacles, Vidya is a portrait of anguish and strength." [18] She has also said she will be appearing in Chenab Gandhi, directed by Vibhu Puri and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which centers around Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also known as Frontier Gandhi.[19] As of January 2011, Balan is scheduled to appear in The Dirty Picture, a biopic based on the life and death of Indian actress Silk Smitha.

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Vidya Balan (Tamil: வித்யா பாலன்; born 1 January 1978)[1] is an Indian actress, who appears in Hindi films. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she started her career starring in music videos, television shows and commercials, before appearing in feature films.

Balan made her movie debut in the Bengali film, Bhalo Theko in 2003. She later made her Hindi film debut with Parineeta (2005), which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut as well as her first Best Actress nomination at the same ceremony. She subsequently essayed a variety of character roles, receiving her first commercial success with Rajkumar Hirani's Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). She subsequently appeared in such films as Guru, Heyy Babyy (2008) and Bhool Bhulaiya (2008), the latter earning her another Filmfare nomination.[2]

In 2009 she appeared as a single mother of a child suffering from progeria in R. Balki's Paa, her performance in which ultimately won her a Best Actress award at Filmfare. 2010 saw the release of Ishqiya, starring Balan in a role for which she was praised and awarded, and she followed it with her first real-life character of Sabrina Lal in the biopic No One Killed Jessica.