Actor Vidya Balan has witnessed a career in the movies many could only aspire or dream of. From breaking out with Parineeta to being in some of the finest works and proving the same with her latest, Jalsa - Balan has been an absolute trailblazer.
In a recent at-length interview with ETimes, Balan talked about the kind of roles she is being offered, husband Siddharth Roy Kapur being with her through these ups and down and changing her views about live-in and marriage.
She first said, "I think I have been content for the past 14 years. Ever since Ishqiya happened, things have only been getting better with the kind of stories and scripts that are written for me. If you generally see the women led films, there's so much variety to it. Also, within the entertainment industry, whether its theatrical or OTT, the content is so diverse. The sheer variety of films and roles that are on offer right now, sometimes stumps me. They may be good or not, but the fact is that people are thinking out of the box."
About Siddharth Roy Kapur being with her through thick-and-thin, she said, "I have to say that Siddharth is the most patient listener I've come across in my life. He doesn't give advice; he never tells me to do this or do that. He just hears me out. And through that process, I end up developing clarity. I feel blessed to have him as my partner. He accepts me the way I am, on my good days and bad days. We've been married for close to 10 years and that's what I think I've come to realize that I now appreciate marriage because of him. I used to feel earlier that whether you’re in a live-in or you’re married doesn’t matter. But now my experience of marriage has truly been wonderful because Siddharth is truly a partner."
Balan will be seen co-starring Pratik Gandhi in an untitled film.