Vidya Balan made her debut on nation television via the role of a deaf, dork girl, Radhika Mathur in Ekta Kapoor's Hum Paanch. Contrary to the popular belief those actors who start their careers in TV soaps rarely make it to the silver screen, Vidya is an enigmatic paradox. Her unparalleled choice of movies and individuality make her one of the most remarkable actors in Bollywood.
Unlike other actresses who are more focused about having a great body, besides some acting skills, Vidya Balan does not go with the flow. She has carved a unique niche for herself in the industry. You can say, it takes a lot of guts and conviction to go in the opposite direction of the stream. She loves sarees, is an epitome of an Indian woman. The aura and vibe she reflects is quite earthy. Not to be confused for a simpleton. She has a mind of her own and in a very unapologetic way. Like Mindy Lahiri of The Mindy Project, she too is happy flaunting her flab, giving a deaf year to the fashion police who are done ripping her fashion sense all the time. Actresses like Kajol and Vidya Balan are not your typical Bollywood glam Divas. They are well-read and intellectual divas who do not fall for sham.
Vidya Balan's choice of movies has been unlike any other actress in the Industry. Her most notable movies were MunnaBhai MBBS, Paa, The Dirty Picture, Parineeta, Kahaani, No One Killed Jessica, and now Bobby Jasoos.
We are now interested in the varied looks she has experimented with in Bobby Jasoos. She is a unique blend where tradition meets an unorthodox mind. Her beliefs are conservative, but her choices of movies have some gumption. She is unsuitable for glamours role, or maybe she needs a stylist you can donn her aptly for such theme. After watching a few pictures from the promos, this can be one of the most interesting movies of 2014, having a female detective in the lead. Diya Mirza has produced this film and it is has been shot in Hyderabad. It might have a good dose of Hyderabadi lingo in Hindi, which you will get acquainted with when you live there for a while.
In any offcreen award functions and events, she is always seen wearing a simple saree with a 3-4th designer blouse. It is comforting to see an actress untainted by the glitter and glitz of Bollywood or controversies and succeeding solely based on her fabulous work. She is one actress, noticed only because of her talent and choice of movies. She's definitely not the one sporting Prada or Ferragamo and is also upfront about not giving heed to being a fashion victim. Few actors are here only to act, and they do a stupendous job.
Vidya Balan's uniqueness will be skimmed throughout the history of Bollywood. She not only has a sharp mind but also a smart mouth. You cannot condescend her based on your vanities. She will shoot right back at ya, and you won't even know it! Every aspect of Vidya Balan as an actress, and an individual is inspiring.