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Films that didn’t work affected me immensely: Vidya

Actor Vidya Balan, who was last seen on screen in Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, says her films that didn’t work well affected her immensely.

Asked if failure of her films affects her, Vidya said: “Oh, for sure... Previously, before 2008, in that phase of my career, failure didn’t affect me that much because I didn’t feel like I was really invested in the films, but since 2008, since I began to do films like Paa, Ishqiya and No One Killed Jessica... The films that didn’t work, have affected me immensely,” Vidya said.

The 38-year-old actor says the reason she gets affected with a film’s failure now is because she “invested in them emotionally”.

“I have given so much of myself to the films. So, it affects you... It’s like your child is being rejected by the world and it’s heart-breaking. Not that you would love the child any less because the world doesn’t except it, but it’s difficult,” she added. 

Vidya will next be seen in Begum Jaan, a remake of the 2015 Bengali film Rajkahini. The film is scheduled for release on March 17. She will also be seen in Tumhari Sulu, where the actor will be seen playing the role of a late night radio jockey, which she says, will bring out her naughty side on-screen.

“I am busy with Begum Jaan and Tumhari Sulu, both are completely different films. Tumhari Sulu is a fun film. Sulu is a late night RJ and it will unleash the naughty side of me,” Vidya said.

Helmed by Suresh Triveni, the story revolves around a woman named Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu. She lands herself an unexpected job of a fun and feisty RJ and anchors a late night show. The National Award-winning actor is equally excited about Srijit Mukherji’s historical drama Begum Jaan.

“Begum Jaan is a period historical film set in the partition time. It’s a very powerful story that I felt 
compelled to tell,”Vidya said. 
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