I get drawn to real life stories: Vidya Balan on Marathi film Ekk Albela
National Award winning actress Vidya Balan , who is making her debut in Marathi cinema with 'Ekk Albela', says she is attracted to real life stories. Photo: Viral Bhayani
In 'Ekk Albela', Vidya essays the role of late actress Geeta Bali.
"This is not a biopic on Geeta ji (Geeta Bali). I won't claim to even have (made a biopic)... You don't see all shades of her, you will see Geeta ji the star and see me recreating her songs, " Vidya said at the event.
"I do get drawn to real life stories and which is why I liked the 'Bhagwan Dada' biopic," Vidya told reporters at the song launch event of 'Ekk Albela' last evening.
Vidya said she is open to do a biopic on Bali but says she will have to put in lot of work on the looks. "In case of Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty Picture', I had to use my imagination and to play Geeta ji (Geeta Bali) I had to watch her videos," she said.
"I have tried to imbibe some mannerisms of her (Geeta Bali) in the dancing portions specially. I think it's way easier if you don't know the person. When you know the person you don't know what all to pick up," Vidya added.
"She (Geeta Bali) played with her eyes, face, hands, her fingers spoke so much, she used her wrist beautifully. Most of the shots are close up, so what I realised is that the smile, face all of that was something that charmed,So I wasn't nervous about dance but expressions are form of dance. I focused on that. The choreographer was also saying that no Vidya Balan...Geeta Bali," Vidya said.
Vidya also said that her producer husband Siddharth Roy Kapur's passion is to have lot of old film posters. "He has 60-70 posters and that keeps changing. But since the time we have got married we have not changed one poster and that is of 'Albela'," she said.