Pahlaj Nihalani, who turned the censor board into a precinct of serial controversy, has been sacked as the organisation's chairman. His successor is famous lyricist-adman Prasoon Joshi, while actor Vidya Balan joins the board.
On Tuesday, Vidya Balan along with Rahul Bose, who is the founder-trustee of NGO HEAL (Help Eradicate Abuse through Learning) discussed problems of child sexual abuse in India and also spoke about it's various solutions at an event held in Mumbai. Bose invited Vidya to join the initiative, he has been working in the field for over 10 years now. HEAL has conducted over 600 workshops to eradicate this problem.
"I love the fact that Begum Jaan was written by a man with such a deep understanding of women, what they feel, what they go through," said Vidya Balan, who features as the protagonist in the film. She shared more details about her experience of making the film in her interview to NDTV.
Vidya Balan, who is promoting her upcoming movie Bagum Jaan these days, said that personally she hasn't ever 'faced nepotism' in Bollywood but this doesn't mean that there are no 'camps' in the industry.
Social media is great, says Vidya Balan. "Having said that, social media does numb your ability to have an opinion," she added. Vidya Balan's upcoming film is Begum Jaan.
Actor Tabu has reportedly replaced Vidya Balan in the biopic on Kamala Das. Vidya had even shot for a day for the film.
Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen in Begum Jaan said that she is really excited about the film and said that the film is very special to her.
Actress Vidya Balan was asked about her regrets and she said: "There are no clear answers. You never know." Vidya features in Kahaani 2 which released on Friday.
Vidya Balan, whose film Kahaani 2 will release on Friday, says she can't do similar roles all the time. "I became an actor so that I can live other people's live through my films," she said.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the role of Manto in a biopic directed by Nandita Das. Meanwhile, Vidya Balan is also gearing up for the biopic on Kamla Das.
Vidya Balan is reportedly upset because of the sudden release of the Hindi version of Malayalam film Urumi in which she did a cameo role six years ago. The posters however suggest that Vidya has a full-fledged role in the film, which she thinks can be misleading for fans.