I am a greedy actor, says Vidya Balan


Actress Vidya Balan says she is a greedy actor and doesn’t believe in restricting herself to Hindi film industry.

“I wanted to do a Marathi film as I am from Mumbai…I was born and brought up here so, I know their culture. There couldn’t have been a first Marathi film for me better than this. 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 will get a role, I will go,” Vidya said during the song launch of “Shola jo bhadke” from “Ekk Albela”, her debut Marathi film.

The actress, who was last seen in “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, will be essaying the role of yesteryear Bollywood actress 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 ‘The Dirty Picture’, I wanted to do it 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.”

Directed by Shekhar Sartandel, “Ekk Albela” also features Mangesh Desai.