Actress Vidya Balan opened up about facing several rejections when she was starting in the film industry and how she would cry herself to sleep. She said that “It was her hopeless optimism that got her through the tough times.”
Bollywood Actress Vidya Balan made her acting debut with the television show Hum Paanch in 1995. She tried her luck down south but the films did not materialize. She finally made her big-screen debut with the Bengali film Bhalo Theko in 2003 and her maiden Hindi film was Parineeta in 2005.
She overcomes lows, Vidya said, “I think I am hopelessly optimistic. Like, even when I was going through a lot of rejection down south, way back in 2002-03, I used to go to sleep crying. I used to feel like maybe I am never going to become an actor.” Popularly known Actress Vidya Balan was most recently seen in Amit Masurkar’s Sherni, which was released the previous month on Amazon Prime Video. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, she said that she was drawn to the film because of its unusual story and the fact that it is about the jungle.
“And of course, Vidya Vincent as a character is very different from any of the characters I have played so far. All the characters I have played have been very obviously strong. Vidya Vincent is strong but she doesn’t come across as aggressive. She is very withdrawn, so it’s a different personality, and I thought that was again a first,” she added.
Vidya Balan Career life:
Vidya Balan is an Indian actress who works mainly in Hindi cinema. She is known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women with her roles in female-led films. She is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.
Vidya aspired to a career in film from a young age and had her first acting role in the 1995 sitcom Hum Paanch. Actress Vidya Balan is married to the film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur.
She made her film debut by starring in the Bengali film Bhalo Theko in 2003 and received praise for her first Hindi film, the drama Parineeta. Among Vidya’s film awards is a National Film Award for Best Actress for The Dirty Picture in 2011 and six Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut for Parineeta in 2005. Best Actress for Paa in 2009, The Dirty Picture 2011, Kahaani in 2012, and Tumhari Sulu in 2017, and Critics Award for Best Actress for Ishqiya in 2010.