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Vidya Balan is not interested in TV shows

National Award winner Vidya Balan started her acting stint on the small screen in 1995 with a comedy show called Hum Paanch, where she played one of five ­sisters. The actor, who never returned to television after her Bollywood debut in 2005 with Parineeta, says she is no longer interested in the medium.

bollywood Updated: Jan 07, 2015, 18:04 IST
Anirban Das
Anirban Das
Hindustan Times
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Vidya-Balan

National Award winner Vidya Balan started her acting stint on the small screen in 1995 with a comedy show called Hum Paanch, where she played one of five ­sisters. The actor, who never returned to television after her Bollywood debut in 2005 with Parineeta, says she is no longer interested in the medium. “The ­makers of many TV shows have approached me, and I’ve been ­rejecting them. The content on TV is very unexciting at this point. The ­concepts of fiction shows are poor and repetitive. I am not interested in television anymore. Fiction shows should be more ­meaningful,” says Vidya.

The 37-year-old says that she may consider TV only if the content matches the level of writing in ­international shows: “When the writing gets to a level of Mad Men or Six Feet Under, then I will be more than happy to do TV shows,” she says.

Vidya adds that if she really likes the concept, she wouldn’t mind doing a talk show. “There are two ideas I was approached for sometime back, but I’ve asked the makers to develop the concept first. If I like the final concept, then maybe I will go ahead,” says Vidya, who made a mark for herself with powerful roles in films such as Paa (2009) and Kahaani (2012).

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