‘Was tough to play Vidya Vincent’: ‘Sherni’ star Vidya Balan open up about her role in the film

Articulate, composed, genuine — Vidya Balan is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the Indian film industry, who has shown us time and again that you define your success ladder and not the other way around. Over the 15 years of her career trajectory, the actress has don upon various unconventional characters which went to be critically acclaimed and widely appreciated, her latest being, Vidya Vincent in Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Sherni’. 

In ‘Sherni’, we see Vidya as a woman of a few words, a deeply layered persona which she manages to ace with perfection. The audience and critics have highly praised the actress for the same and hailed her acting skills. 

Speaking about the same, Vidya shares, “The character of Vidya Vincent had a lot of interesting layers, which was something I’d never portrayed before. Her actions spoke louder than her words, in a very obvious way. I had to exercise the expression of non-expression. My expressions have to convey what I am feeling. There are people who are completely inscrutable, and I guess this character is one of them. It was a different kind of experience as an actor.”

She further adds, “It was actually very tough to play a character like Vidya Vincent. She is reticent, she doesn’t say much, and she doesn’t smile much, which is not me as a person, nor it is like any of the characters that I’ve played so far. I’ve played characters, all of them strong, but strong in every other ways. Whereas Vidya’s got a very strong will, but she doesn’t like to engage with the world.”

Post the release, the film has been garnering a great response from the audience and critics alike, with Vidya’s performance becoming the talk of the town. 

Starring Vidya Balan in the lead, other versatile artists like Sharat Saxena, Mukul Chadha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi can also be seen in pivotal roles. 

Produced by T-Series & Abundantia Entertainment, the Amazon Original Movie is directed by the award-winning filmmaker Amit Masurkar known for the critically-acclaimed film ‘Newton’

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