Australian audiences love the song-and-dance formula of Indian films, feels actress Vidya Balan, who is the brand ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).
For the third time in a row, Vidya has been appointed brand ambassador of the film festival.
"They love the song and dance that we have in our films as that is not there in their films. Also, human stories touch them... it appeals to them. It feels great that they like our films," Vidya said at a press conference.
The film festival is a demonstration of the growing cultural links between the two countries, Vidya said.
"I have a long-standing equation with Melbourne and I hope that this association continues forever. It (the fest) is a platform for young filmmakers to showcase films not only from India but from our neighbouring countries as well," she said.
Meanwhile, Vidya said she was quite excited about her upcoming film Shaadi Ke Side Effects with Farhan Akhtar.
"It's wonderful working with Farhan, he is very talented. He is a writer, director, actor, singer... I've learnt a lot from him," she said.
In a lighter vein, talking about the literal side effects of shaadi in real life, the actress quipped, "You come to know the prices of onions!"