Vidya Balan was recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after she experienced a shooting pain in her back. While the actor had to cancel her travel plans with husband Sidharth Roy Kapur (producer), she is glad that she got to ring in the New Year as well as her birthday (January 1) at home. “I’m feeling better now. Even though the doctors and the staff at the hospital were wonderful, I guess I began to feel better the moment I realised that I was returning home for my birthday and New Year,” she says.
Vidya is proud that she is leading her life on her own terms. She has been part of the film industry for over a decade now. Talking about B-Town, she says, “I was never intimidated by stories of it (Bollywood) being a big, bad world. I always knew that I would lead life on my own terms. I remember my mother being worried about my safety, but over a period of time, even she realised that it really is what you make of it. That’s what I tell people, ‘You can do what you want to do, with respect to everything. The only thing that matters is what you bring to the table in terms of your capability or talent’.”
The actor, who just had one release, Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015), last year, will have a busy 2016 workwise. “I took a break for a few months, and now I am raring to go. After so many years of working, I don’t think I’ve had more than a month’s break in between two projects. This time, it was a bit longer. I was itching to get back on the sets,” says Vidya.
Despite expecting a busy year ahead, Vidya will try to take time out for herself. “Apart from films, there are a couple of other commitments that will keep me busy. This might be a busy year for me, but I will space it out. I can’t jump from one film to the other. I’m trying my best to work it out in a manner where I get some me time in between,” she says.