She may be the new femme fatale on the block, being unabashedly loud, and sweet talking her way into two men’s heart and in her latest film
, but actress Vidya Balan admits that in real life she doesn’t open her mouth unnecessarily. “If I had an opinion, I could voice it to Vishal (Bhardwaj — the producer) and Abhishek (Chaubey — the director). But other than that, I don’t get into specifics unless asked for and don’t open my mouth unnecessarily either,” she says.
Ask her if she was on board with the kind of promotion being used for Ishqiya, with emphasis on expletives and sexual overtones, and the actress replies, “What makes you think that I am not. By no means am I implying that I am unhappy with the way the film is being pitched. The best part about the makers is that they kept me in loop throughout about what was happening.”
“I choose work about that I am truly convinced about. I am sure other actresses do that as well and make their own career choices with just the right earnest,” Vidya said, adding, “However, just because some of them may be playing a role which is really dumbed down, it doesn’t mean that they are not intelligent. I always maintain that the work you do is always not a real reflection of your intelligence or the lack of it.”
Releasing on January 29, the film stars Vidya alongside Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.