Vidya Balan has easily asserted her presence in Bollywood as one of the most acclaimed actresses of the industry. With powerful performances in flicks such as The Dirty Picture in 2011 as well as Kahaani in 2012, Vidya Balan has easily ensured that women oriented films in the Hindi film industry can work just as well, given the fact that it is the male actors who usually call the shots in Bollywood.
Moreover, with Vidya Balan, the Hindi film industry has in a sense got back to the time when actresses from the south such as Sridevi, Rekha, Jaya Prada or Meenakshi Sheshadri ruled the roost; from the time these actresses gradually faded away from the limelight and other younger actresses came to the fore, there were relatively fewer actresses from the south who were acting in Hindi films.
The advantage with Vidya Balan has clearly been that from the word go her focus had always been on Hindi films, of course starting off with the Bengali flick, Bhalo Theko back in 2003.
Vidya Balan comes from a Tamil-Malayali family background, was even born in Kerala – in a place called Ottapalam in Palakkad District, but subsequently, she has largely been in Mumbai, doing her entire schooling, college and post-graduation in the city. That is the primary reason for which she is so fluent in Hindi and speaks with no south Indian accent at all, unlike a lot of the southern actresses prior to her who always had a south Indian twang in the way they spoke.
Vidya Balan made her Hindi film debut in 2005 with Parineeta, alongside Saif Ali Khan. Her performance as a demure yet headstrong Bengali girl was appreciated by one and all, and she certainly played the part of Lolita, her character, to perfection. She followed this up with her role as Jahnvi in Lage Raho Munnabhai alongside Sanjay Dutt, which turned out to be one of the biggest hits of that year.
Subsequently, there has really been no looking back for Vidya Balan at all. No matter which role she might have been given, she has always played her part to perfection. A role of hers which certainly deserves special mention would be that of the character of Sabrina Lal in No One Killed Jessica, who was the sister of Jessica Lal, a real life model fatally shot dead at a socialite party in Delhi, where she was playing a celebrity barmaid. Prior to that, Vidya Balan’s performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Ishqiya was also praised by one and all, where she played her part of a manipulative and promiscuous woman to perfection.
On the whole, it is amply clear that when it comes to Hindi films, Vidya Balan is easily one of the finest talents that the industry has.
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