Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who created history with his hit movies has once complimented Vidya Balan saying she has brought a change in Bollywood and she has become a female Aamir Khan.
Anurag said “The female star doesn’t get the amount of money which a male star gets. Male star pulls more audience in the theatre as compared to female stars and that needs to be changed. Vidya Balan has brought that change and she has become female Aamir Khan and female Bachchan of Bollywood. This is very good and I wish we have more actresses like Vidya Balan.”
Vidya says, “If my films do the box-office business that Aamir’s films do, I can still accept that I am a female Aamir Khan.”
She added.“Huge compliment when someone says am a female Aamir Khan but it is far from the truth. Aamir has been working since a long time. He has been doing a lot of films. He is also a marketing guru. I have never worked with him.”
Vidya is proud for her success she said. “I would like to stand on my own two feet. I don’t want to put my hand on anyone else’s shoulder to stand tall. Not that anyone else is doing it. Please don’t mistake me. I am still standing on my own feet and feel very proud about that.”
Complimenting writers Vidya says . “I didn’t take the onus of making women-centric films. Writers should be credited for writing these subjects. I was at the right place at the right time.”
Vidya promoted her upcoming movie Kahaani 2, on the sets of a television show wearing an Ezra dress. She arrived at the venue in a rickshaw, she said. “I sat in auto and told the driver to take me to PVR Juhu. He couldn’t identify me.”
Talking about Kahaani 2, Vidya said, “When we spoke about Kahaani 2, we thought about making it like a new film so that there is no pressure of any constant comparison of our film with first Kahaani. This is a new Kahaani. This is a new film and we have approached it in a new manner.”