Press Trust of India
May 14, 2012 12:42 IST
National award winning actress
Vidya Balan has finally come out about her relationship with
UTV head Siddharth Roy Kapur but says she is in no hurry to
get married to him.
"I don't have any plans yet... and there is no engagement
ring yet. It's a while away and I am in no hurry. But it's on
my mind and there is a plan at some point. There is someone in
my life," Vidya said.
When asked whether she is dating the UTV movies honcho,
Vidya said, "I will admit that I am dating him but not beyond
The Dirty Picture star, 34, who has been recently
appointed as a Bollywood Ambassador of Victoria, was here to
promote the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne commencing from
Asked about her take on Rakhi Sawant's claim to appear as
a better lead role in a Bengali version of The Dirty
Picture, Vidya said, "I did my best and I am sure if she
(Rakhi) brings her own originality to the portrayal of Silk,
it will be great and I will be more than happy to watch her."
Clad in beautiful white saree with black embroidered
border, Vidya admitted that she was a bit apprehensive about
how her parents would react to her portrayal of South siren
Silk Smitha in the film.
"I was finally relieved after my father came during the
interval and said that he could only see Silk rather than
Vidya. There is no bigger compliment for me than that," she
"Dirty Picture was a life time opportunity for me as an
actress. It was an opportunity not to be missed also because
it was completely out of my comfort zone. But it did take lot
of time for me decide about the role," she added.
"The most encouraging part of doing this role has been
that people now think that I am capable of doing this kind of
a film," she said, adding that she was highly satisfied after
knowing that her performance in the film was seen as
everything but "sleazy".
Vidya, who was brought up in Mumbai in a middle class
south Indian family, said she always dreamt of becoming an
actress and do various roles.
"I don't want to be the kind of girl I am on screen,
because off screen I am Vidya Balan and on screen I want to
play different people."