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 I wasn’t very open to doing Tamil films: Vidya Balan

August 14, 2019 | 11:00 IST | CineBuzz |

Actress Vidya Balan who had a bad experience early on her career with the Tamil industry finally made her Tamil debut through Nerkonda Paarvai alongside Ajith.

When asked about the same, Vidya Balan said:  Owing to my early experiences in Tamil cinema, I wasn’t very open to doing Tamil films. As you grow up though, you realise that those experiences have contributed to making who you are. Also, you can’t write off an entire industry due to one experience. Also, I’m a Tamil girl, after all. So how long could I have shied away from doing a Tamil film?

She also broke her rule by starring in a remake. When asked about why she said okay, she said ‘Pink’ was an exception.

This film is an exception for me because it tells an important story. It has a pertinent and relevant message, one that all of us need to hear and practise. So I felt that this film should be made in all languages. I also did this film out of reverence for Sridevi and my affection for Boney Kapoor. There was also the bonus of getting to work with a huge star like Ajith; I found him to be a lovely person. My character, Kalyani, is part of his back story; so it’s quite different from the Hindi version. I also got to feature in a lovely romantic Tamil song (Agalaathey).

Vidya Balan will be seen in ‘Mission Mangal’ next.