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Vidya: Inspired by momma, sister

Okay, here comes Madhu my Mottu Maid with my lopchu, and insisting on sipping it while hearing an item about Vidya Balan. Yesterday, being Mother’s Day, the actress recalled that her own momma was her inspiration for her character in Paa.

india Updated: May 10, 2010 15:22 IST
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Okay, here comes Madhu my Mottu Maid with my lopchu, and insisting on sipping it while hearing an item about Vidya Balan. Yesterday, being Mother’s Day, the actress recalled that her own momma was her inspiration for her character in Paa.

Mots tells me that Mrs Balan lost her momma when she was five, so when her first daughter, Priya, was born (Viddy’s elder sister), her priority was to be the mother she had missed. That’s how the actress modelled her role on her momma. At the same time, Viddy looked upon her didi so much that she often referred to her as her ‘second mom.’ It’s believed that she incorporated some aspects of Priya di when playing a mother in Paa. Mots goes on to recall Viddys words that when people often tease her that her mother and sister are so beautiful, she retorts, “Beauty is as beauty does.” Chalo, good for her, I tell you.