Vidya Balan is on a roll in her acting career, after the success of Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, her next film set to release is Halla Bol with Ajay Devgan. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, Vidya’s role as Ajay’s wife is small but important.
The film is centered around Ajay’s character and Vidya said, “Halla Bol is the journey of a man from being a reel hero to a real hero. I believe that each and every character in a story makes a movie and it’s the collection of resources that makes a movie. However small my role, my character is also very integral to the story.”
Adding, “It is a small role but still I chose to do it because not too many films of this kind have been made. When a film of this kind is made, you want to be part of it especially because it is helmed by a filmmaker like Rajkumar Santoshi.”
“It’s my first film with Santoshi. I have seen all his movies and I think him to be a very versatile director. I like the way he deals with relationships, and the way he weaves the story is amazing. It’s been a very enriching experience to work with someone who not only good at his art but also very well read,” she said.
On working with Ajay, Vidya said, “This is my first film with Ajay Devgan. I like his intensity. And though he is very intense actor, he is absolutely natural and understated. I love to work with such effortless actors. For me sharing screen space with Ajay Devgan, Pankaj Kapoor is a big thing.”
Vidya has worked hard for the success she has as an actress, “Struggle has always been part of my life. I had to struggle to become an actress but today I consider myself quite lucky. I got a chance to prove my talent and today have the luxury of choice.”
Be sure to see these two incredible actors in Halla Bol when it releases on December 21st.