She joins the ranks of actresses like Tanvi Azmi, Sridevi and Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Tabu, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra
Vidya Balan, who made her debut in Bollywood with 2005's Parineeta, also featured in films like Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani. Vidya also featured in the television serial Hum Paanch. She is currently busy filming Te3n
Paa also won several awards including the National Film Award in 2010. Big B won the Best Actor award for his performance while Paa was also named the Best Feature Film in Hindi. Directed by R Balki, Paa featured Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek and Vidya Balan
The decision of a varied group of filmmakers, authors and poets to return government-granted awards as a form of protest has left opinion divided and India's film fraternity fractured. Supriya Pathank asked: "Are we gaining anything from that? Have you been able to make a point that something has changed? Whom are we pressurising by this?"