Vidya Balan says she pays more attention to her inner voice rather than focusing on advice from other people

Vidya Balan also said that she is grateful to have the opportunity to play people like Shakuntala Devi in films.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: July 23, 2020 09:46 IST
Vidya Balan says she pays more attention to her inner voice rather than focusing on advice from other people

Vidya Balan is currently busy promoting her upcoming film, Shakuntala Devi. The film concluded shooting in 2019 November and was due for release in the summer of 2020. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the film got postponed indefinitely. The filmmakers finally decided to skip theatrical release and premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
 
In a recent interview, Vidya Balan has said that she is always looking to play different characters in all her films. She said, "As an actor, I am greedy to play different women on screen, to live different lives. When I'm getting the opportunity, I grab it with all my might."
 
"I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I only pay heed to my inner voice. I don't pay much attention to the advice other people give me, if it is contradictory to what I feel very strongly. I felt like I want to do this, and so I did it,” she added.
 
She further added saying, "When you're telling a story, sometimes you take those creative liberties and that's absolutely fine. If it was a very staid account of a person's life, maybe a documentary form should be used. But in Shakuntala Devi's case, we didn't have to dramatise anything. It had everything. She was an exciting, livewire personality who lived a fulfilling life. Therefore, we didn't have to dramatise anything."
 
Speaking about the difficulties of making a biopic the Kaahani actor said, "The most interesting and challenging part of the biopic was doing the math shows. For her, it happened naturally, she was a genius and was gifted. Thankfully, I didn't have to work out the answers but I had to enjoy the numbers in a way and interact with people the way she did. She had this attitude towards maths that it was magic. I had to feel that to be able to perform that. The way she gave her answers, it had a certain elan, swag. I had to work on that."




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