Vidya Balan: Breaking Stereotypes In Bollywood

Vidya Balan is one of the biggest stars in the hindi film industry. Her movies are known to generate humongous curiosity among moviegoers. She is coming up with her next movie, Tumhari Sulu releasing on 17 November, 2017 where she plays the role of a saree clad late night RJ. Tumhari Sulu is the story of a housewife named Sulochana who is cute, funny and ambitious.

Vidya Balan never followed the norms of being the ‘eye candy’. Neither does she believes in playing only the ‘good girl’ characters. She is one heroine who has the courage and ability to deliver successful movies on her own without a male co-star. She has become a celebrated actress who is the hero of her own movies.

Lets take a look at some of her path-breaking movies:

Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Image source: Vinod Chopra Films
Image source: Vinod Chopra Films

An interesting fact is that this is not the first time that Balan is playing the role of an RJ. She played the character of an adorable RJ in Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai which released in 2006. How can we forget Jhanvi’s (Vidya Balan) mesmerizing voice whenever she said “Good morning Mumbai!”

Parineeta

Image source: Vinod Chopra Productions
Image source: Vinod Chopra Productions

Vidya started her bollywood career with Parineeta in 2005 and won a Filmfare award for her performance. It is the story of Lalita and Shekhar. Since childhood, they have been friends and slowly this friendship blossoms into love. A series of misunderstandings surface and they are separated with the conniving schemes of Shekhar’s father.

Paa

Image source: ‎MAD Entertainment Ltd
Image source: ‎MAD Entertainment Ltd

When it comes to experimenting and breaking stereotypes, there is nobody like Vidya Balan. With Paa (2009), Vidya became one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood, with an impressive body of work. She played the mother to an intelligent and witty 12-year-old boy with an extremely rare genetic disorder called progeria.

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Ishqiya

Image source: VB Pictures
Image source: VB Pictures

The 2010 black comedy Ishqiya established her as a leading actress of Hindi cinema. She played widow Krishna, who gives shelter and tries to seduce two criminals to achieve her own secret goal.

The Dirty Picture

Image source: Balaji Motion Pictures
Image source: Balaji Motion Pictures

Vidya has never shied away from playing bold characters on screen like the 2011 biopic on the south sensation Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture. It is the story of rebellious and uninhibited Reshma who is an ardent fan of film actor Suryakant. Her one ambition in life is to meet and act with him. The film won three National Film Awards including the award for best actress.

No One Killed Jessica

Image source: UTV Spotboy
Image source: UTV Spotboy

She played an unconventional role in the semi-biographical thriller No One Killed Jessica (2011) with supreme excellence. No One Killed Jessica is based on the true story of Delhi-based model Jessica Lal who was shot in 1999 at a New Delhi restaurant by Siddharth Vashisht.

Kahaani

Image source: ‎Boundscript Motion Pictures
Image source: ‎Boundscript Motion Pictures

In Kahaani, Vidya played Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman in Kahaani (2012) who travels to Kolkata from London to search for her missing husband. Kahaani explores themes of feminism and motherhood in the male-dominated Indian society.

We are super excited to see her play this innocent and adorable RJ in Tumhari Sulu. Watch the fun-filled trailer of Tumhari Sulu here:

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