Vidya Balan, who completes 13 years in Hindi Cinema today, never had it easy. She never fitted into the space of the so-called conventional heroines, with size-zero figures and ultra-glamorous looks and had nobody from the film fraternity to rely on. All she had with her was abundant talent and tenacity.
As the actor successfully completes 13 glorious years in the Hindi film industry, let’s have a look at her top 5 performances.
With her debut film itself, Vidya proved she was here to stay. With a perfect mix of shyness and sensuality, her role will be remembered as one of the best debuts ever.
Rustic, Dangerous, Deceptive, Vidya’s character in this delicious comedy still remains one of her best. And she had a crackling chemistry with both the leads, Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah.
The Dirty Picture (2011)
For all those who thought one’s carnal appetite could only be satiated by bikini-clad women, watch The Dirty Picture. Vidya unapologetically flaunted her buxom and aroused a string of emotions, both in the single-screens and multiplexes. But beneath that sexual persona was an emotional feeling, that hardly anybody tapped into.
A woman in search of her husband who never exists, Vidya made her pining so real, nobody could predict the intentions of her character, till we all were taken in a collective state of shock in that unpredictable climatic reveal. A great film, a great performance.
Tumhari Sulu (2017)
A lonely housewife rediscovers herself when she lands a job at a radio station. Peppered with humor and emotions, this was Vidya Balan’s return to solid form and relatable storytelling.
So which is your favorite Vidya Balan film? Let us know in the comments!
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