Vidya Balan shortlisted for Time's 100 most influential people in the world
Vidya Balan is among the five Indians who is shortlisted for Time magazine's world's 100 most influential people for 2012.The magazine has shortlisted 200 most influential people in the world, out of which 100 names would be pulled out for the magazine's next edition.
The list has 5 Indians in it - Vidya Balan, Anna Hazare, Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi and Sachin Tendulkar
Here is the excerpt about Vidya in Time.
"Do Bollywood heroines have sex? Thanks to Balan, the answer is finally yes, yes, yes! Balan started her career with romantic fluff, playing coy, chaste leading ladies, but has found critical acclaim (and box-office success) playing real women with real desires, from a 1970s soft-porn star to the sister of a murder victim who fights for justice. She's more popular than ever, a Bollywood icon for the knowing woman of the new India."says magazine about Vidya.