Vidya Balan calls herself a ‘Greedy Actress’

Vidya Balan said she is happy that she got the opportunity to do powerful roles in Dirty Picture and Kahaani, the two movies which were successful women-centric films in Bollywood.

“Yes, I am a greedy actress. So, I just jumped into these great opportunities and those films (Dirty Picture and Kahaani) did in a way paved the way for the success of those films (heroine-led movies that followed). I love to take credit for it (that women-centric movies are also making money now). I am extremely humbled when anyone says that. But the truth is that I think cinema reflects reality and the reality around us is that more and more women are leading lives on their own terms,” she said.

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Vidya was addressing reporters on the sidelines of an event, organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation on revival of handlooms. At the event, Vidya expressed her love for saris. “I just love hand-woven fabrics whether it is saris or garments in every other form. I have grown up in handlooms and watching my mom, my aunts, my neighbours wear cotton saris, I think that’s where my love for both saris and handloom comes from,” she said.

Once upon a time, Vidya Balan was ridiculed for her fashion sense. After that, Vidya switched to sarees and there has been no looking back. The actress once mentioned in an interview that she can romance and even run in a saree.