Vidya Balan was last seen in Kahaani which released in March last year but the actress says she did not realise she was away from the big screen for 15-long months.
The 35-year-old actress is, however, hoping to make a
triumphant return to the big screen with her upcoming film
"There was a 15-month break after Kahaani and I did not
realise that I was away for so long. But it was a not a break,
I was doing things. After Kahaani, I started preparing for
Ghanchakkar, I got married. I just took a month-long break.
Then I began Shaadi Ke Side Effects. Then the Cannes
Festival. I have been working these past 15 months," Vidya
told PTI in an interview.
In Rajkumar Gupta directed Ghanchakkar, Vidya has been
paired opposite Emraan Hashmi, who plays her husband. The
comedy thriller has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala and
Vidya's husband Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film will hit
"Playing a loud, Punjabi housewife was not at all easy. I
had to stop working out so that I would look the part. It was
difficult having to go through the same Dirty Picture phase
again. But I saw the film few days ago and I am really happy
with it," Vidya said.
The National award-winning actress has been on a
promotional spree. Vidya has not just been city hopping but
has appeared in many reality TV shows and dailies.
"I enjoy meeting people. Hence I enjoy promotions.
Earlier, it used to be a little difficult as I was shy. But I
enjoy it more now. I have fun," she said.
But the actress, who was part of hit TV show Hum
Paanch, says she is not ready to return to the small screen
"I cannot do full-fledged TV. It is too much of hard
work. It is fine as long as it is promotions," Vidya said.
Vidya still has 10-days shoot left for Shaadi Ke Side
Effects, which will see her opposite Farhan Akhtar.
When asked if she has signed Mohit Suri's next, she said,
"I have not signed it yet. I am considering it."