Patcy N in Mumbai
In the first part of the interview, Vidya Balan spoke about how her new film The Dirty Picture was inspired from Silk Smitha, a very bold actress of her time.
In the second part, she discusses her costars Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor, marriage, and much more.
Tell us about your experience of working with Naseeruddin Shah again after Ishqiya.
It was heart warming, especially while shooting Ooh La La. That was a new experience for both of us. He told me that he had left dancing for the last 20 years. The last was I guess Tirchi Topiwale (Tridev). Especially when we were dancing in the midst of oranges, that was hilarious. We were laughing like mad.
We had to roll down a slope. I have the greatest respect for all the actors who have done all that. It is not easy rolling down the slope. More than (getting) hurt, I could not control my laughter.
I have done all kind of silliness when I was dancing in this song -- dancing between pots, posing like old sculptures. We have grown seeing all this in old movies, but we never thought we would get a chance to do it.
Was it a tribute to Jeetendra and Sridevi?
Yeah, obviously. A tribute not only to Jeetendra and Sridevi, but to that era. All the songs that were picturised in the midst of pots, colours, dupattas, saris all that is clearly the 1980s... All the characters that I have played were simple. Sometimes I have had just one or two costume changes. But in this film I had 100 costume changes.