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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

I’d love to cast Vidya in my film: Farhan Akhtar

Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 28, 2014
First Published: 18:52 IST(28/2/2014) | Last Updated: 20:08 IST(28/2/2014)
Filmmaker-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar is so impressed with co-star Vidya Balan’s acting skills that he now wants to cast her in one of his future projects. “Vidya is such a ­natural actor. I feel fortunate to have worked with her,” says the 40-year-old actor, who shared space with her in their recent film, Shaadi Ke Side Effects.

“When I heard that I have been paired with her, I thought that I will really have to work hard to match her level, and subsequently it was a very good experience working with her,” says the actor, who made his foray into acting with Rock On!! (2008), adding, “Vidya is a very talented actor, and I would love to cast her when I make a film in future.” Akhtar has won all major awards for his performance last year in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Does he feel flattered? “It was ­certainly overwhelming, but what’s more encouraging is what comes after that... the praise, love and adulation from ­everybody around,” he says.
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