I am a greedy actor
“I wanted to do a Marathi film as I am from Mumbai...I was born and brought up here so, I know their culture. I am looking at Marathi scripts. A few films didn’t work,” she said.
“I am also doing a Malayalam film which is a biopic. I am a greedy actor. Wherever I get a role, I will go,” said Vidya during the song launch of ‘Shola jo bhadke’ from Ekk Albela, her debut Marathi film.
The actor, who was last seen in Hamari Adhuri Kahani, will be essaying the role of yesteryear Bollywood actor Geeta Bali in the film Ekk Albela. She said: “I was very nervous when I was offered this film. I don’t look like Geeta Bali but I tried to look like her. I hope I have done it decently.”
Ekk Albela traces the journey of Bhagwan Dada’s film career as an actor and director, and Vidya’s role will be credited as a special appearance. Bhagwan Dada faced a lot of obstacles while making the musical Albela which had Geeta Bali in the lead.
Vidya also shared that she was offered close to 10 biopics post the success of The Dirty Picture. She said: “After The Dirty Picture, I was offered eight to 10 biopics but since I had done it, I wanted to do them later. Then I got this opportunity. But this is not a biopic on Geeta Bali. You don’t see all shades of her. I think I get dragged to real life stories.”