Vidya Balan is known for playing strong female protagonists in a lot of her films, but she says it has never been a conscious decision.
“I am the centre of the universe for me and I am a woman. So women-centric films veer towards me and I veer towards them. I am very happy with the roles I have been getting but it was never a conscious decision,” said Balan.
She will next be seen in Kahaani 2, out in the UAE on December 1, the second instalment of the 2012 hit film Kahaani.
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“It is not a sequel. We are trying to take the genre of Kahaani forward. It is a different story. For us a good story and good storytelling is Kahaani,” director Sujoy Ghosh said.
Besides Balan, the film also features actor Arjun Rampal, who plays a police officer.
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The actor said her character in the film looks simple but is complicated.
“I like such characters who are unpredictable and unreadable,” she said.
“Initially, I said why should we make Kahaani 2 but then later on, when this script came, I realised if there was a second film it had to be this one. I was completely convinced that this is the story we want to make a film on,” added Balan.