Actor Vidya Balan believes in speaking her mind with no holds barred. Even when controversies and rumours around her marriage falling apart did the rounds, she didn’t give in with any impulsive reactions and kept calm. Though the actor admits that initially the false reports use to affect her, she gradually became immune to them. “I got bothered initially because I couldn’t understand why and where those stories are coming from. It was unfair. But now, it really amuses me. I feel if there was a problem, it probably would affect me but when there’s nothing wrong, I am having a laugh about it,” she says.
Vidya has been married to business and film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur for four years and sometime back, there were reports of trouble in their paradise because of Siddharth’s alleged infidelity. “Of course I was shocked as I never thought that anyone would say anything about my marriage but after a while I realised there are pregnancy stories. They (gossipmongers) made me pregnant every month. So it doesn’t matter, whatever level people stoop to,” adds Vidya.
“When a film is not doing well, of course, I am the one who’s grilling him and asking him to share the numbers and he tries to protect me there.”
Talking of the relationship she shares with hubby, the 38-year-old says she can’t do without sharing everything with him. “I have got verbal diarrhea. I tell him about everything that happens in my day - my hopes, fears, securities and embarrassment. I don’t spare him a chance to sit alone. Sometimes I feel I really talk too much. But he never complains and he’d just hear me out. He’s a very patient listener.”
Whether these talks also include work, Vidya says Siddharth tries to protect her when her films don’t fare well at the box office. “Sometimes he will just keep it to himself even though he knows the numbers. When a film is not doing well, of course, I am the one who’s grilling him and asking him to share the numbers and he’d try and say ‘I’ve not got them; I will update you in the morning.’ So he is trying to protect me there.”
Vidya, however, clears that she brings work home only in terms of talking. “Our conversations are not about films and my roles, but films and audience. It’s not so much about the business of it because I don’t understand that much.”
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