Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

Vidya Balan: Relationship Dramas Are My Favourite Genre

Vidya Balan will be seen alongside 'Scam 1992' star Pratik Gandhi in her upcoming project.

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Actress Vidya Balan said that relationship dramas are her favourite while talking about how thrilled she is to be a part on such upcoming project alongside actor Pratik Gandhi who was seen in ‘Scam 1992’. 

The yet-to-be titled project will be produced by Applause Entertainment and Ellipsis Entertainment. Noted ad filmmaker Shrisha Guha Thakurta will direct the movie. 

Balan, who is credited for content-driven films in Hindi cinema such as 'The Dirty Picture', 'Kahaani', 'Tumhari Sulu', 'Shakuntala Devi', 'Sherni' and her latest release 'Jalsa', said she is glad to have had the opportunity to dabble with the romance genre through this movie.

“I love relationship stories and this one is so…it is about modern marriage, modern affairs. And I enjoy that space. I was looking to do something like that for a long time. But what I got was even better than what I had imagined,” Balan said. 

The 43-year-old actor praised Thakurta for the way she handled the subject of the movie.

“I have worked with Shirsha for the first time, she is an ad filmmaker and this is her debut feature and what a director she is. She treated it as a relationship between human beings,” Balan added.

The film also stars Ileana D'Cruz and Indian-American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy in pivotal roles.

The team finished shooting for this untitled movie film in December 2021. The actor is currently receiving accolades for her nuanced performance in recently released “Jalsa”, which premiered on Prime Video on March 18.

Her previous releases 'Shakuntala Devi' and 'Sherni' opted for an on OTT release amid the pandemic, but the actor is hopeful that her next two releases, including a murder-mystery movie with director Anu Menon, will be released theatres.

"I am waiting for that (for my film to be released in the theatre). Hopefully, my next one. I think at this point, extravagant films are doing better in theatres for about two years now. Something that is visually large, has scale like 'masaledar' films, which have always done well in theatres or an exciting thriller that has scale would definitely do well in theatres."

Balan shared that she will start shooting for her film with Menon, who also directed her in 'Shakuntala Devi', in April. 

Inputs by PTI