Happy Birthday Vidya Balan | 7 badass quotes of the actress who rules Bollywood on her own terms – Bollywood’s powerhouse performer Vidya Balan turns a year older on January 1. The actress who started off her career with the role of a nerd in Ekta Kapoor’s comedy ‘Hum Paanch’ went to carve a niche for herself in Bollywood too. She continues to defy stereotypes and her exceptional stint at the movies continues to surprise and shock fans all the time. From playing strong headed Lolita in ‘Parineeta’ to sexy siren Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture’ and even a sassy housewife in ‘Tumhari Sulu’ Balan gets into the skin of each character she plays on screen.
Boombaat Balan is unlike the conventional Hindi film heroine and as she turns 39 today, here’s a look at 7 badass quotes of the actress who rules Bollywood on her own terms:
1. “It’s not like I’m averse to doing a film with the Khans. I will happily do a film with any of them. But my role also needs to be proper because I’m extremely particular about that.”
2. “When they call me to judge a dance show, I am shocked! I tell them that people will turn around and say, ‘Aap kuch karke dikhao’. As for fiction shows, I am not interested. I am not ready to do TV, yet.”
3. ” I still feel passionately about the choices I made. I don’t regret any of the films that didn’t work. Yes, you question but then, you move on.”
4. “At 38, I’m more than happy with the kind of work that I’m doing. It’s an exciting time, so I don’t mind my age. There are 38-year-old women who are mothers. Why should I not play a mother just because I’m not one in real yet? Or maybe because there’s a certain perception about actresses taking up mother’s roles and their careers being over? Come on, I’m 38! I can’t pretend to be like a 19-year-old. But there’s again so much great work for a 38-year-old as wel”l.
5. “Why not? It’s not my natural instinct obviously, but for a role, maybe like Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek or Emma Stone.” (When asked if she is ready to kiss a woman onscreen)
6. “I thought if I don’t say yes to this, I’d lose the right to criticise any decision ever taken by the CBFC. I thought I was ready to take the responsibility.”
7. “Ninety per cent of the films have women playing roles which are sometimes inconsequential, and even when it’s consequential, they are always a step below. The heroines are hardly at par with the heroes in most of our films. Whereas, they are not okay with doing that in our films.”