On July 31st Vidya Balan’s latest film “Shakuntala Devi ” released. The audience and critics are praises the Vidya Balan’s acting. It was a huge success on the online platform. Vidya was overwhelmed by the response from the audience.
Looking at audience response Vidya Balan revealed how she enjoyed those scripts where the films are based on female-centric.
She told in an interview how she enjoys different characters on screen, “I just want to play different characters on screen. These days, writers are writing very interesting stories for female actors where they are the central protagonist. And these films are doing well.”
‘Kahani’ actor also added that, “I have become clearer about what I want to do. Not that I have a set of ideas about the kind of roles or films I want to do. But when something is narrated to me, there is an inner voice that speaks.”
Here Vidya also mentions about her mother. She stated “I have also realized over time that my mother is a human being outside of being my mother. Maybe when I understood that is when this film came to me. So I think I was ready for this film.”
The film follows the real-life story of Shakuntala Devi who was the genius mathematician and the world-class educator who astounded the world with her exemplary arithmetic abilities to solve complex math problems quickly.
Mothers have always been viewed as self-sacrificing, God-like beings dedicated to domestic duties and seldom having a life outside the home. The portrayal of mothers on the big screen has also stuck to this fashion.
However, a few filmmakers have been attempting to show mothers as multidimensional human beings, with career ambitions and dreams of their own. Kangana Ranaut-starrer Panga (2020) by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari had succeeded in this effort to a great extent, and now another movie – this time a biopic- attempts to do the same.