Q. These days, rumours of you and Shahid going around are just about everywhere. Is it true? A. Not true at all. Now I am so scared of everything that I get jitters even if someone takes Shahid's name. Q. But the best part being that you are pretty cool with all these rumours? A. I think it's a compliment for me. Till now I have read so many rumours about myself that now it actually brings a smile on my face. Its not worth it, it unnecessarily raises your BP. Everyone is getting entertained at the cost of us.
Vidya Balan shares her closeness to the character (Priya) she plays in the movie Kismat Konnection and defends herself from the rumours connecting her with Shahid Kapoor, in a candid chat with Rajan Singh.
These days rumours of you and Shahid going around are just about everywhere. Is it true?
Not true at all. Now I am so scared of everything that I get jitters even if someone takes Shahids name.
But the best part being that you are pretty cool with all these rumours?
I think its a compliment for me. Till now I have read so many rumours about myself that now it actually brings a smile on my face. Its not worth it, it unnecessarily raises your BP. Everyone is getting entertained at the cost of us.
Dont you think the biggest reason, which could be accounted for all this is your single status?
Yes, surely. Please look someone for me (laughs). I think they are anyway doing their job. Every second day I am linked with someone or the other. I think let this happen till the time it keeps happening.
Dont these things affect you?
Yes, they surely affect me. Initially I used to weep on hearing such rumours and used to get angry at such ridiculous news. I dont come from a filmy family background. I used to think that my family members will get upset after hearing such rumours but now I give credit to my parents that they are so balanced. I have full faith and confidence in my parents. If at all there is such news in my life, the first people who will get to know about it would be my parents. They always keep telling me that it hardly matters if the news related to me is not true. I am not supposed to explain my life to others.
Ok Kismat Konnection is your next release; tell us a bit about the film?
The film deals with two people who are following their individual path but sometime they do cross paths of each other. Its about the life of two people who are leading their individual lives and then their lives intertwine with each other at a certain stage. If someone were to tell them that there lives have crossed each other then rather than accepting facts they will get into fight with each other. But fate has some other plan for them when they come together.
Shahid and Vidya
You look very comfortable in the company of Shahid judging by the promos?
I think there is a comfort level between two of us and thats why there is chemistry and for the precise reason the pairing is looking very nice.
Do you believe in fate or rather have you ever shown your hand to any palmist?
Yes, I do believe in destiny and fate. As far as showing hand to palmist is concerned, I do believe in fate but I dont necessarily believe in knowing it ahead. If you get to know whats in your destiny there is no fun left in living a life.
You also played pranks on the whole unit of the film, please tell us more?
I not only played prank on Shahid but also the whole unit was butt of my prank. I made them walk for several kilometers and in the end they all came out lean and thin. My training in playing was done under the tutelage of people like Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar and because of them I have sort of developed a mastery over this art. Now I play prank on most unsuspecting people. It all happened when we were shooting in Toronto and for the dinner we went to this hotel called Four Seasons. While returning back I coolly informed them that our destination is close by and they should follow me. And in the end I made them walk for several kilometers. They almost walked for an hour. Finally when everyone got irritated they boarded a taxi but in the end it was al fun.
There is a scene in the film where Shahid proposes to you in a boat, please tell us a bit about that scene?
All the romantic scenes, which are done by Aziz uncle, are such that he does not has to try any thing special to make it effective. Aziz uncle almost lifts the same thing form our daily life and puts it on the celluloid and for the precise reason the scene has turned out to be very beautiful. Its come out so well and looks like a real romantic scene. Once you see the film then you will realise that why its my favourite scene in the film.
You play Priya in the film, does Priya resembles Vidya in real life?
I think the resemblance is far too much. The reason being that Priya is a very emotional and I too am very emotional in real life. Sometime I am not able to think in a practical fashion and thus I am able to identify with her. She is someone who is happy with whatever life has given her. She is speaks a lot and is fond of making new friends. The character is very close to me.
How do you maintain this balance between being sexy and innocent at the same time?
Thanks but I really dont know. I think I am in love with life and try enjoy every moment of it. I try enjoy all the happy moment of my life ands that is amply reflected in my eyes too that.
We always tend to see you in different look in all your films, do you strive for it.
I always put in extra effort to give distinct look to all my characters and Kismat Konnection is no exception, here too I have tried to do the same. The only reason for doing so is that when you tend to do so many films they you try to add and give different dimension to all the characters. My whole unit contributes for this. Everyone sits together and decides on my look be it my dress designer or my make up artist or my hair stylist. In this film its a western look and the character has been brought up entirely in Toronto.