Known for portraying strong characters in women-centric movies like 'Begum Jaan', 'The Dirty Picture' and 'Ishqiya', Bollywood actor Vidya Balan says now there is no need for her to fit into any image, film or a certain role.
Vidya who was in the National Capital to promote her upcoming movie 'Tumhari Sulu', said,"In the past few years, people have been writing films keeping me in mind. So, I think there is no need for me to fit into any image or do only certain kinds of films or roles, because I think that's limiting for an actor. I want to do every kind of role."
Talking about her character 'Sulu' and how different it is from the housewife she played in movie 'Ghanchakkar', Vidya said," Sulu is mad. I identify with her a lot. People who know me know that I have a crazy, mad side to me. And I have been doing intense stuff lately. So it has been such a refreshing change to play a character who laughs easily on jokes, who is so full of enthu-- she is an enthu cutlet, she believes that she can do everything and I loved playing this character."
Sulu is closer to me, because 'Ghanchakkar' was a dark comedy and she was little over the top, and I know people will like 'Sulu' . People will be able to relate to this character easily.''
Asked to compare 'Sulu' --a housewife turned radio jockey (RJ) to her similar role in 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', Vidya said,"The two roles are completely different. In 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', she was innocent, sweet, lively. In this, one is a complete madhatter, unpredictable who does late night shows on radio where she speaks in a sensuous way. She doesn't think before talking or saying anything. She is spontaneous."
Also, now I am more comfortable as an actor. During 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', I was too new. So I enjoyed Sulu more.''