‘Didn’t fit in’: Vidya Balan opens up on her fashion style, says ‘I looked foolish when I tried to dress like them’

Vidya Balan is lauded for her amazing acting skills but she is also praised for her envious collection of sarees. Vidya is mostly seen draped in the traditional nine-metre drape and carries it off with utmost grace and elegance. In a recent interview, the ‘Dirty Picture’ actress opened up about her fashion style and said that it wasn’t her ‘choice’ to be different but that she ‘didn’t fit in’.

In an interview with RJ Siddharth Kannan Vidya was asked about setting a trend by donning sarees on the red carpet events. She said, “I was choiceless in that. I didn’t fit in, I wasn’t one of those girls. I realised I can spend an entire lifetime wanting to be them or I can just be myself and hope that someday, people will say, ‘Achcha, yeh sahi hai (She is good)’.” The actress added that it was when she stopped trying to be like others, she was accepted by the audience.

When asked if she ever tries to copy any other female actor’s fashion taste, Vidya agrees that she did, however added that it didn’t work for her.

“I tried to dress like them and I looked foolish because I was very uncomfortable in those kind of clothes. They carry it off beautifully, I didn’t. I love the saree and I am so glad that I decided one day that I am going to wear what I like to wear, I am going to do what I want to do, I am going to say what I want to say. That is so liberating, it’s so freeing, and then people have no choice but to appreciate you. Because they realise you are too shameless,” she laughed.

Vidya was last seen in the critically acclaimed film, ’Sherni’ which also starred Sharat Saxena, Mukul Chaddha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi. In the film Vidya essayed the role of a forest officer who fights sexism on a personal and professional level.

For her next project, Vidya will reunite with her ‘Tumhari Sulu’ director Suresh Triveni. The name of the film hasn’t been revealed yet.

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