I always dreamed of doing double role: Vidya Balan

Added by harini on Jun 02, 2012

Actress Vidya Balan has essayed various varieties of roles in her career. But the role that she always wanted to essay has been a double role. Her wish finally has come true.

No, the actress hasn’t signed any new movies where she will be seen in a double role but she will be playing a double role in an advertisement for snack company Aliva, with whom the actress has recently signed an endorsement deal.

“This snack is a perfect marriage between healthy and tasty, and then (in this ad) I was getting to play a double role. Only Sridevi and Hemaji (Hema Malini) have done it so far. I have always wanted to do a double role,” said Vidya Balan to IANS.

“We don't have double roles for some reason in films anymore... so this (offer) was too good to be true. Too many things fitted my bill,” she added.

The ad is all set to go on air in early June. In the ad Vidya Balan can be seen in her famous traditional look from ‘Parineeta’ movie and sexy siren avatar in ‘The Dirty Picture’.

The actress, who won National Award for her performance in ‘The Dirty Picture’, said that she has proved every critic wrong who also tried to typecast her. The actress also added that she has shown her range of acting in recent few years.

“"The ad took me back to ‘Parineeta. For the longest time after ‘Parineeta, people just wanted to see me as (in the look of) ‘Parineeta. And they didn't think I was capable of much else. They wanted to pigeonhole me into a stereotype of sorts,” she said.

“But then slowly, one began to push the envelope and thankfully the audience has accepted me with open arms. I was getting to do all these things — Parineeta and Silk as diametrically different as possible in the ad film — and make a point, for the ad, and for myself,” she concluded.

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