Vidya Balan on National Award: I’ve got more than I’d expected

Vidya Balan, who won the best actress National Film Award for her bold and beautiful performance in The Dirty Picture, says she has achieved a lot more than she ever expected to in her seven-year Bollywood career. “I am feeling very good. Actually, I am speechless to tell how wonderful and happy I am feeling,” the 33-year-old said at an event. “I always thought of receiving at least one National Award in my career. I am just seven years old in the industry and I already have a National Award to my credit. As I said, I have got much more than I had expected. I am feeling very content,” she added.

Vidya forayed into Bollywood in 2005 with Parineeta and received the Filmfare award for best female debut for her role as Lolita.  The year 2011 proved to be splendid for the actress, whose No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture received accolades. Vidya’s latest Kahaani is also fetching the actor rave reviews for her performance as a pregnant woman in search of her missing husband.