I am nervous about my first comedy 'Ghanchakkar': Vidya Balan

Added by harini on Oct 31, 2012

After intense and brilliant performances in movies ‘Paa’, ‘Ishqiya’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’, actress Vidya Balan is all set to feature in her very first comedy ‘Ghanchakkar’.

“I am nervous about the film because it is my first comedy. I am worried whether I will be able to strike the funny chord with my audience. Shooting is currently on and I am really working hard for it,” said Vidya Balan to PTI.

The movie ‘Ghanchakkar’ reunites Vidya Balan with her ‘The Dirty Picture’ co-star Emraan Hashmi. The movie is being directed by Rajkumar Gupta, who also directed ‘No One Killed Jessica’.

Even though every Vidya Balan movie is very different from one another they have ended up being critically and commercially successful. In fact Vidya Balan won National Award for her portrayal of Silk in ‘The Dirty Picture’.

Vidya Balan said the success of her movies even though they were completely different from one another indicated that her movies were being watched by middle class.

“My films have not completely broken the concept of elite audience but they have tried to blur it. Middle class is a fluid class as they aspire to become the elite. But we cannot say that they didn't watch it because ‘Kahaani’ earned 60 crores and it denotes that other sections of the society also related to it,” she said.

“Today people are more receptive to seeing and thereby participating in the change that is taking place in the society through cinema. There is an after effect of a film and that influences people in the society. Cinema is influenced by what's happening around us,” she added.

The actress revealed that the main reason she decided to work in ‘The Dirty Picture’ is because she felt that the character of Silk represented a woman who fought for her rights.

“I was not sure about it five years ago but I chose to do the film now because Silk is a woman who lives her life to the fullest and at the same time she knows how to fight for her rights. It was that resonance which made me choose the role,” she concluded.

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