Unlike the other Chak De! India girls, Vidya Malavde, who played the beautiful goalkeeper, and the captain of the women's hockey team is no stranger to arc lights. Nevertheless, this model's career has got a new lease of life since Chak De's success.
Now, she is flooded with calls and interviews and has no time for herself, as fans found out during a chat on August 30. For those who missed the chat, here's the transcript.
kapil asked, hey wass up hows life after CHAK DE
Vidya answers, Life's terrific. Haven't had much time for myself but that's what stardom is all about! I'm enjoying it.
kapil asked, u looked great in Maska chaska ad
Vidya answers, Thanks so much!
v asked, Hello Vidya, Whts next after Chak de India?
Vidya answers, There's Kidnap with Sanjay Dutt and Junction with Abhay Deol.
praveen_jim2209 asked, Hi Vidya, how r u feeling after the great show in the movie
Vidya answers, I feel very proud to be a part of Chak De. I'm happy and just overwhelmed by the response.
Guddu asked, what is your message from this movie to the youth genration...?
Vidya answers, I think we are such a young nation that we need to promote sports in our country, and make India proud.
saif asked, hi vidya, congrats for your work on chakde. you were truly the life of the movie, how did you manage such a huge responsibility?
Vidya answers, Thanks so much for that! Much of my parts in the film were cut out that I thought people might would not notice me, so it makes me really happy to read what you've written.
Guddu asked, How about ur work experience with king khan...?
Vidya answers, He's truely a phenomenon and always a pleasure to work with him because he makes you look so good and perform even better.
chirag asked, hi vidya.u were amazing in d movie.life,s come a full circle for u,wid wat had happened in ur life in 2001 n to wat u have achieved now.how do u feel?
Vidya answers, I feel blessed and hope my guardian angel keeps looking after me.
Dheeraj asked, From the perfomance of Chakde success, wid a pleasing face ... I thought you shld have made it big much earlier ...... you are one of those actors where therez beauty wid talent?
Vidya answers, Thank you so much:) It feels so good when people acknowledge my performance. It's such an encouragement.
bapi asked, Hi India captain! Liked ur show wid ranvir and vinay..u havn't there question abt who was the BIG B in the grp??? Hope u understand wht Big B means!
Vidya answers, Well, I'm not answering that one:) It's for you to find out!
vartika asked, hey captain..!! u did a wonderful work in d movie..!! keep d gud work up...!! well i wanted 2 know which was d first serial , ad or film dat u first appeared in????
Vidya answers, I haven't done serials but the first advertisement was Videocon Bazoomba TV followed by Maska Chaska.
vijay asked, hi vidya, u earlier worked in film "Inteha" suddenly you disappeared, why? Also i came to know lot of your portion in "Chak De" is edited, i would like to see unedited movie. Anyways u are my favorite actress these days
Vidya answers, I disappeared because there was no good work coming my way. But now, after Chak De I could not refuse for obvious reasons! I'm just so happy to know that I'm your favourtie actress:)
akansha asked, Hi Vidhya, Do you feel that India Hockey Team will be inspired watching the movie?
Vidya answers, I hope so.They surely inspired us.
Aarti asked, hi vidiya how u feel when sharukh take all of u for don movie and i heard that u seated next to him
Vidya answers, It felt wonderful sitting next to a superstar and watching his film.
korak asked, Hi Vidya, r u a hockey player for real!
Vidya answers, No, I wasn't before Chak De. But after all that training, I surely feel like one now.
ashumehta8 asked, hey vidhya --- u lead the team in true spirit in the movie.... and ur co-ordination with the coach was just superb in the movie
Vidya answers, Thanks a ton. That was the idea and I'm glad it came through.
arun asked, after your this film can indian woman hockey will improve?
Vidya answers, We are already the defending champions of the Asia Cup and the girls are playing out there right now! So lets wish them luck because they've worked really hard. I hope the association gives them what they truly deserve.
Guddu asked, How many times u feel that u really play for india..?
Vidya answers, Everytime I was on the field.
ZEE asked, Hi Vidya.. U WERE LOOKIN AWESOME IN THE MOVIE.. WATS NXT PLAN?? SAW U IN THE NDTV INTERVIEW.. LIKED UR ATTITUDE VERY MUCH.. I'M A FAN OF URS... Nishchay says, Hi Vidya.. U WERE LOOKIN AWESOME IN THE MOVIE.. WATS NXT PLAN?? SAW U IN THE NDTV INTERVIEW.. LIKED UR ATTITUDE VERY MUCH.. I'M A FAN OF URS... Nishchay says, Hi Vidya.. U WERE LOOKIN AWESOME IN THE MOVIE.. WATS NXT PLAN?? SAW U IN THE NDTV INTERVIEW.. LIKED UR ATTITUDE VERY MUCH.. I'M A FAN OF URS... Nishchay says, Hi Vidya.. U WERE LOOKIN AWESOME IN THE MOVIE.. WATS NXT PLAN?? SAW U IN THE NDTV INTERVIEW.. LIKED UR ATTITUDE VERY MUCH.. I'M A FAN OF URS... Nishchay says, Hi Vidya.. U WERE LOOKIN AWESOME IN THE MOVIE.. WATS NXT PLAN?? SAW U IN THE NDTV INTERVIEW.. LIKED UR ATTITUDE VERY MUCH.. I'M A FAN OF URS... Nishchay says, Hi Vidya.. U WERE LOOKIN AWESOME IN THE MOVIE.. WATS NXT PLAN?? SAW U IN THE NDTV INTERVIEW.. LIKED UR ATTITUDE
Vidya answers, Thank you very much! Hope you like my work in my other movies as well.
manoj3 asked, are you married?
Vidya answers, Nope.
AndyPaches asked, Why it is so that your glamorous side is not been projected in this moview?
Vidya answers, Vidya Malavade is glamarous but not Vidya Sharma of Chak De. It was just a part I had to play. I had to take all my make up off and oil my hair. But you will see me glam up for my next film.
Mrunmayi asked, Hello Vidya i really liked ur work in Chak De. keep it up! BTW r u Maharashtrain? an R u Married??
Vidya answers, Yes I'm a Maharashtrian and no, I'm not married.
Santosh asked, how u feel to act in a movie which encourage our sports person
Vidya answers, I feel very proud to be a part of a film like Chak De.
SHYAMOL asked, CONGRATS FOR SUCCESS OF CHAKDE...........SO HAVE WE GOT ANOTHER SHABANA AZMI IN BOLLYWOOD IN FORM OF VIDYA?
Vidya answers, Wow that was one of the best compliments I've received so far. I'll surely try and live up to it.
Guddu asked, what is mean of sucess for you...fame, Money..or something else...?
Vidya answers, Success means a lot of hard work. It comes after so much struggle. I think it takes a new dimension. I don't want to let you guys down with my work
vibhor asked, Hi Vidhya, How is Preeti? what kind of relationship do you have with her
Vidya answers, Preeti is fine. And she's my younger sister :)
Jameel asked, Hey, Are you the main protagonist other than Shahrukh?
Vidya answers, Thank you very much, my dear.
Guptaji asked, Is Preeti Sabarwal engaged? Does she has a boyfriend?
Vidya answers, She has a boyfriend!
Sujit asked, would you be brand ambassador for women's hockey??
Vidya answers, I would love to be.
bhavik asked, hii..vidya..is goalkeeping tough???? you made it look too easy!!!
Vidya answers, Thanks a ton. It is actually very tough and now I have so much more respect for the goalies. It took months of practice to get it right.
rajiv asked, r u at 7th seven now after the sucess of chak de hw does it feel there
Vidya answers, It feels great! I haven't had any time for myself though. I can't sleep and eat! I've just been so busy with interviews, shoots and now chats:)
dneo asked, Hi Vidya, this must be an odd question to ask you but still would like to as k you; do you feel that people are more inclined towards glamour
Vidya answers, Yes, I think they are but once you get past the initial good looks, all that matters is a heart of gold.
Puneet Gandhi asked, Puneet Gandhi says, do u think this team spirit & conviction to win is missing in we indians? ...pls reply
Vidya answers, Yes, somewhere we do lack it. I wish we can change some of that.
vandana asked, hi..is hockey a tough game to learn??
Vidya answers, Oh yeah it is.
Guddu asked, DO u have any knowledge of hocky before sign this movie...?
Vidya answers, No, I did not.
Vidya says, All you lovely people keep watching my movies. All I can say is that try and play some sport and make India proud!
Photographs: Reuben NV