Vidya Balan: We want to see ourselves as heroes or heroines

Vidya Balan is currently basking in glory because of the success of Mission Mangal. In a recent interview, the actress spoke about how trends have changed in Bollywood and much more realistic films are being made. Balan spoke about her forthcoming biopics on Shakuntala Devi and Indira Gandhi, saying that the latter will take a couple of years to be put to screen. Talking about the former, Balan said, “She is the only computer with a wicked sense of humour. She was really sharp-witted and whatever she was asked, pat came the reply,” and that is what drew her to do the film.

The Tumhari Sulu actress also said, “For the longest time, films presented a fantasy world you could escape into. Now, they are no longer an escape. We want to see ourselves as heroes or heroines. Social media has done that to us. Each one of us knows our opinion matters and that we have a voice. I may be an ordinary person but my story is really interesting. I am a hero in my own life. You can be a regular person, but do something extraordinary and that is being celebrated now,” she says.

Also starring Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Akshay Kumar, Mission Mangal is still in the running at the theatres.

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