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Vidya Balan decides to stick to what's natural for her

The graceful Vidya Balan has turned a new leaf. After her unsuccessful attempts to revamp her wardrobe in 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Kismat Konnection', the actress has decided to go easy on the glamour quotient.

Friday, February 27, 2009 | 8:01:43 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The graceful Vidya Balan has turned a new leaf. After her unsuccessful attempts to revamp her wardrobe in 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Kismat Konnection', the actress has decided to go easy on the glamour quotient.


'It's not as though I'm disowning my efforts to do glamorous roles. I'm proud of 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Kismat Konnection'. But this year I'm doing films that don't need me to stretch my personality. I'm very happy doing roles that come naturally to me. That's what I decided about my career this year,' Vidya told.


Vidya has just given the nod to Nikhil Advani's next film 'Chand Bhai', which would surprise many. It is a raw, realistic and song-less film on juvenile delinquency.


'It's nothing like the high-flying glam stuff that one expects from Nikhil after 'Chandni Chowk To China'. 'Chand Bhai' is a stark, very real kind of drama. And I get to co-star with a very talented actor Akshaye Khanna with whom I was in Nikhil's 'Salaam-e-Ishq' though we had just one passing shot together,' she said.


The actress admits 'Chand Bhai' doesn't feature her in the central role.


'The film revolves around a delinquent boy's character. But I'm very happy to be part of a film that addresses itself an important social issue. This year I think I'm done with searching for various bylanes to my screen identity. All my forthcoming films have a sharp sense of social purpose, and that definitely includes Vibhu Puri's 'Chenab Gandhi', which I'm enormously excited about because it's produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.'


Vidya has been attending costume and reading sessions for 'Chenab Gandhi' and is spellbound by the script. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Hurman S. Baweja.


'I haven't really interacted that much with my co-star Hurman as yet. With Mr. Bachchan, who plays the title role, I share a lifelong bonding. Right from 'Eklavya - The Royal Guard', we've been paired in so many films right up to 'Chenab Gandhi' and now Balki's (R Balakrishnan's) 'Pa'.


'If I did all the films last year that I was offered with Mr. Bachchan, I wouldn't be working with anyone else,' said Vidya, adding she's excited to work with Abhishek Bachchan for the first time in 'Pa'.


'We've never been paired together. It would be interesting to have another interesting co-star to work with,' she said.


Vidya recently saw 'Ghajini' and was bowled over by Aamir Khan.


'I'm dying to work with Aamir. And Shah Rukh Khan of course is my favourite. I said on Sajid Khan's chat show I want to kill Shah Rukh's wife. No one took me seriously. There was no enhancement in the security around her. Sad.'


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Posted on: 01 March 2009 at 2:10pm
She looked best in Parineeta.

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Posted on: 01 March 2009 at 9:05am
she looked stunning in parineeta
wish to see her in such kind of rules again

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Posted on: 01 March 2009 at 12:03am
hahahhaha lolz..dats y i luv her 2...shes simple n onest! :D lolz she wnts 2 kill gauri hahahhah nyycc
xoxo
sadi<3

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Posted on: 28 February 2009 at 6:50pm
i love her and her honesty!
she is good the way she is!

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Posted on: 27 February 2009 at 11:19pm
@blytonThat about John being replaced by Harman is not confirmed and i dont think its true because SLB said that its ot lets see!

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Posted on: 27 February 2009 at 9:34pm
I don''t think one needs to wear Western clothes to look glamourous, by far she has looked more hot in Parineeta and Salaam-e-Ishq than in Hey babyy and Kismet Konnection....I liked her a lot in the latter but her clothes really were awful....she should let her style evolve instead of trying too hard right now.

Oh and the latest is that Harman has been replaced by John in Chenab Gandhi...so John-Vidya work together again! Wonder what Bips has to say to that? ;)

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Posted on: 27 February 2009 at 3:48pm
oooh she just gave gauri the cold shoulder! O_O''

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Posted on: 27 February 2009 at 2:23pm
thanx!
vidya''s a brilliant actress and she shouldn''t try 2 be glamourous! i like her simple and sweet!

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Posted on: 27 February 2009 at 12:33pm
I think Vidya looks good in any role! Personally I loved Kismat & Heyy Babyy!

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Posted on: 27 February 2009 at 11:40am
she''s a great natural actress, all the glamorous commercial film roles don''t suit, cuz she''s got to much talent for it! wish her all the best, and hope to see her in the different off-beat roles!

thanks!

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