The critically acclaimed actress, who featured in films like
"Parineeta", "Ishqiya", "Guru"
and "Paa", is on a high these days. Neither her performances,
nor her dressing sense are being criticised - and she admits
she has started being very careful and fussy.
"Over a period of time, I think rightfully so, I have
found the courage to do only what I want to do. I will not get
pressurised to do anything that I don't want to do, even if
it is a right film, or maybe it's the kind of film that one
should be doing.
"It has to challenge me and it has to excite me. It can
be an extremely simple film, it could be a mad role, it could
be intense...it could be anything across the spectrum...but
I have to feel excited," she said.
That's also her mantra when it comes to dressing up - especially
since she became the favourite child of India's fashion police.
Now she often sports designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's elegant
saris and steals the show wherever she goes with her style.
"I stick to what makes me feel I look good in. If I feel
I am looking good in something, I will wear it. And if it isn't,
then even if it is the most beautifully crafted creation, I
won't. That's the only criterion I use while wearing anything
now and I guess that's what has worked for me," she said,
as she sat pretty in a black and red gown at a five-star hotel
Vidya has completely dressed down for her role in "No
One Killed Jessica", where she portrays the strong-willed
and simple Sabrina Lall, who fought an over-a-decade-long legal
battle to get justice for her youngest sister, model Jessica
Lall, who was shot dead by Manu Sharma in 1999.
She has gladly worn an "almost no make-up look" and
worn "asexual" clothes in the film, releasing Jan
"There's no shape to the clothes I have worn in the film.
Loose t-shirts, men's shirts, loose jeans, spectacles...these
are what I have worn to show what a regular girl Sabrina is,"
she said, and added she dare not be caught wearing those sort
of clothes in real life.
After "No One Killed Jessica", Vidya is looking forward
to the release of Sujoy Ghosh's "Kahaani", and will
start working on Milan Luthria's "A Dirty Picture".
The latter will see her at her sensual best as she prepares
to essay south-based actress Silk Smitha, best known for her
sex appeal. The actress was found dead in her Chennai apartment