The National Award-winning actress – Vidya Balan has been turning out stellar work for more than a decade now, and there is no such thing as a bad ‘Vidya Balan performance’ ever. Irrespective of the film’s fate at the box-office, every time she has graced the screen, Vidya has effortlessly managed to gobsmack the audience with the character she plays.
Vidya’s performances completely surpass her film’s box-office numbers and collection, as the talented actress plays every character with so much conviction that it gets engraved in the audience’s psyche.
From her portrayal of Pradeep Sarkar’s graceful, strong-willed and dignified Lolita in Parineeta, to the vivacious Jhanvi of Lage Raho Munna Bhai, to her amazing depiction of Manjulika, a woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder in Bhool Bhulaiyaa, to the manipulative Krishna of Ishqiya, to playing Mr. Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in Paa. Not to forget the bold and beautiful Silk of The Dirty Picture, her feisty portrayal of Vidya Bagchi and Vidya Sinha in the Kahaani series, the adorable homemaker Sulu, who is aspiring to be a businesswoman in Tumhari Sulu and now the power-woman Tara Shinde of Mission Mangal – Vidya has always made an impact with her high-power characters, which are talked about years after a film’s release.
Over the years, Vidya has become the flagbearer of meaningful women-driven cinema in Bollywood with her memorable characters. And today, she is the most sought-after actress for any inspiring story and role. Interestingly, Vidya was offered several scripts based on the Mars Orbiter Mission but Vidya gave a nod to Mission Mangal, and looking at her portrayal of Tara Shinde, we are more than glad that she agreed to be a part of this film. Inspiring and content-rich films like this need actors like Vidya, who are not only responsible towards the characters they play but also own them with such conviction that they become iconic.
More power to Vidya, who has cemented a place in our hearts with her acting chops and graceful beauty.