Making for a very special September, this month’s Filmfare issue features the versatile and talented actress Vidya Balan. On a high after delivering yet another commendable performance in her last release Shakuntala Devi, she has once again proven to all that shes’s a star who’s at the top of her game. She does not need a male superstar to deliver a box-office hit.
But what was certainly the highlight of the free-flowing conversation with the actress was her talking about the equation that she shared with her mother. With the film Shakuntala Devi shedding light on the bond that the math wizard had with her daughter, it seems that the movie has had quite an effect on the star.
Speaking further on their relationship, Vidya said, “We had a lot of clashes. That’s a given in any mother-daughter relationship. Of course, in the movie, it’s a little more explosive. In fact, at one point in my life, I fought the most with my mother. She was actually just being protective and opposed when I told her about my decision of entering into the film industry.
At the end of the film, she got up and I could see that she was holding back. I put my arm around her, and she cried. I said, ‘This is my tribute to you.’ I just wanted to let her know that I realized she’d given up so much for us.”