Pankaj Kapur celebrated his birthday on May 29 with a bash thrown by his son Shahid Kapoor. Among the Bollywood invitees, Vidya Balan stood out in the party. She had a long chat with the senior actor about a popular character played by him, detective Karamchand.
She was excited to meet Pankaj and talked about his work as a sleuth in the ‘80s TV show. Vidya has been a fan of the actor and liked his work in the show. “She loved the way Pankaj played his character in the show. Now that she is playing a detective in her upcoming release, she wanted to meet him and talk about the challenges one faces while portraying a detective on-screen,” says a source close to the actor.“Vidya attended the party inspite of being unwell. She wanted to praise Pankaj for playing the role so well, as she now knows the hard work one has to put in to get it right,” adds the source.Read: Vidya Balan calls Bobby Jasoos 'dramedy', promises both fun and thrillVidya confirms the news, saying, “My earliest memory of a detective is that of Karamchand. He was probably the only one around. We’ve even paid homage to the legendary character in one of the dialogues in my film. During a workshop, I remember acting like Karamchand, and we laughed about the fact that his real life wife (Supriya Pathak) is playing my mother in the film.”