Vidya Balan is basking in the success of her last release, Tumhari Sulu. The actress who received a lot of applause for her role in the film spoke to a leading daily about films and stars.
She said that stars have become so accessible that the masses don’t want to shell out money to see them. “People are so prudent when it comes to spending time and money, so they put thoughts like ‘is it worth my time, money and energy to go to the theatre?’ and if they’ll get to experience something different.”
She added, “Stars have become quite accessible now. So, people no longer feel the need to go to a theatre to watch a star. They want to go into the theatre to experience a good film and characters.”
She cited the example of the film, Lipstick Under My Burkha and said, “Of course, if had some established actors but despite all the controversies it was embroiled in, when it released, people watched it and it was a fairly successful film. It was a film about women’s sexuality, the kind you wouldn’t think will do really well, but it did! So, content is attracting people.”
Vidya is hailed as an actress who can shoulder the responsibility of delivering a successful film on her shoulders. Vidya said, “I don’t look at it as any kind of a burden or responsibility. We work as a team and everyone is as important as an actor. And honestly, I don’t read much of what is printed in newspapers about how I fared in a film.”