Friday, March 10, 2023

Vidya Balan thought R Balki was 'crazy' when he asked her to play Amitabh Bachchan's mother in Paa, but she admits it wasn't an instant yes


In R Balki's Paa, Vidya Balan portrayed Amitabh Bachchan's 12-year-old character's mother.

Actress Vidya Balan said it wasn't easy for her to play Amitabh Bachchan's mother in Paa, so it took her some time to say yes. Amitabh played a 12-year-old with progeria, a rare condition, in R Balki's Paa. Vidya admitted in an interview that she sent the script to a few friends and waited for their feedback before approving the project.

"I took forever to say yes to that film, because when Balki came to me, I first thought, 'What kind of story is this?'" she told Humans of Bombay. He is irate. Furthermore, why did he approach me to play Amitabh Bachchan's mother? I only distributed that script to a few of my friends. Because I realized it was a great script after the initial shock had subsided.

"As an actor, I wanted to jump at it, but I wanted a few people to read it and tell me what they thought," Vidya went on to say. The collective response was, "My God, you must do this." However, it took me some time to say yes. It was not a well-thought-out choice. However, I was going with my gut." Amitabh and her age difference is significant. She was born in 1979 while he was born in 1942.

Paa, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, didn't do well; According to Bollywood Hungama, it only made about Rs 30 crore. In any case, it got recognition for Amitabh's focal presentation, for which he won the Public Honor for Best Entertainer.

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