Personal Agenda: Vidya Balan
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Personal Agenda: Vidya Balan

With the success of her recent films, and the anticipation riding with her upcoming ones, Vidya Balan has Bollywood under her spell. Veenu Singh speaks to the actress.

brunch Updated: Jun 16, 2012 17:10 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Vidya Balan,Ferrari Ki Sawari,Parineeta

With the success of her recent films, and the anticipation riding with her upcoming ones, Vidya Balan has Bollywood under her spell.

If you weren’t an actor, you would’ve been...
I wouldn’t be.

The longest you have worn heels?
22 hours.

Vidya Balan

After a long day at work, you love to gorge on?

Aliva Multigrain Waves – because it’s baked and made with grains, I don’t feel guilty - and some chai.

If you turned producer, who would be your dream cast be?

Sean Penn and George Clooney, and no brownie points for guessing the female lead. I am self obsessed!

The last line of your autobiography would read?

Phir milenge.

Are we ever going to see you in a gown or a cocktail dress?

Come home…

Any other sari designer you like apart from Sabyasachi?

Masaba (Gupta).

The biggest surprise you ever gave your date?


How long did you practise for the item song in Ferrari Ki Sawari?

A few hours every day for more than a week.

The gadget you’re fond of?

The ones I can handle.

One TV show you watch regularly?


Who is your 3am friend?

My sister.

What kind of film would you love to do with Shah Rukh?

A romantic one – a nice relationship story.

Whats on your bedside table?

Books and my mobiles.

What book are you reading currently?

Then Again, by Diane Keaton.

What do you prefer – tea or coffee?

Tea at home, coffee outside.

One classic character you would love to play?

A courtesan.

What touches your heart the most?


What makes your day?

A smile from my niece and nephew, who are twins.

What spoils it?

Not getting time with them.

You are closest to…

My sister.

The sexiest man alive?

George Clooney.

If I could...

I would wake up at 6 am, and go for a walk on Carter Road every day

Cook up a storm: In the kitchen too!

Spend six months as a student: At some university abroad rid the city of filth

Sun sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 1
Hometown: Palakkad, Kerala
School/college: St Anthony’s Girls High School, / St Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Place of birth: Mumbai
First break: Television serial – La Bellas
High point of your life: Parineeta
Low point of your life: It’sunderground now
Currently doing: I just finished the campaign shoot for Aliva Multigrain Waves for which I am also the brand ambassador. It is the first double role of my career and I’m quite excited about it

— Interviewed by Veenu Singh

From HT Brunch, June 17

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First Published: Jun 15, 2012 11:44 IST