Does Priyanka Chopra think she is better than Vidya Balan?

Fri, January 3, 2014 9:00pm UTC by 30 Comments
Does Priyanka Chopra think she is better than Vidya Balan?

The Exotic babe has never had any cat fight with her contemporary and both have always been cordial to each other. But is there more to the story than what meets the eye? Maybe….

There is no doubt about the fact that both Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan are supremely talented. But the former seems disappointed coz Siddharth Roy Kapur’s wifey swept away most awards for her act in Kahaani in 2012. The same year Priyanka’s much acclaimed Barfi! had also released and the film received rave reviews. In fact, Anurag Basu’s film was India’s official entry to Oscars that year. While PeeCee was praised for her gutsy performance, Vids walked away with the awards. And this didn’t go e down well with the Babli badmaash babe. The dusky beauty expressed her disappointment about the same on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan 4.

When KJo asks, ‘Does it pinch you when sometimes you don’t get the award you deserved’? PC replies, “Yes, it did hurt me that year specifically.” Further when Karan asks the actor, ‘Did you think you were better than Vidya’? the actor-singer says, “I think my performance was a lot more nuanced and different.”

We do think PC was great in Barfi! but so was Vidya in Kahaani and hence it would have been a sticky situation for the jury wethinks. However, we don’t care if Priyanka won the award or not coz she is a good actor and we’ll continue to watch her films no matter what, right Bollywoodlifers?Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • kanika

    of course she was better than vidya, her (vidya’s) acting was same just like in paa or any other movie. priyanka is a versatile actress, she could pull-off any role

    • Guest

      doest matter if her acting was the same. it still is better then any of priyanka’s performance.

    • FMD89

      Doesnt matter if her acting was the same. It still is beter then any priyanka performance.

    • Sandy

      fork off vidya have done were well in kahani then pc in barfi…..Pc behaved like female srk from my name is khan…..

      • pinky

        You FO. You comapring her with srk’s in my name is itself a proof that she delivered a fantastic performance

        • Sandy

          hey i don’t have any issue with pc but see kahani den tell me.And no body can’t do like vidya in kahani…

          • pinky

            And nobody can do jhilmil the way pc did. Even I dont have any issue with vidya. She’s a fantastic actress and so is pc. Infact they both are the most talented actresses now in BW. Just like vidya got awards last year even pc got couple of awards.

          • Sandy

            hey pinky i have written FO to kanika for telling “vidya done same type of roles”…so don’t think i made any comment on you or pc fans…So take a chill pill

          • pinky

            I knw. But my first relply was to u. Anyways leave it. I’m happy about the no.of awards pc has got last year. So chill :) )))

          • Sandy

            pinky are you a big pc fan…becoz i love her role in fashion more than any other film

          • pinky

            Yes I’m. I love fashion. :D are u a vidya fan?

          • Sandy

            i am good bollywood movie fan..and i watched kahani and liked so much..

          • Sandy

            hey pinky if you are interested in talking to me this is my email id sibastar1235@gmail.com

          • pinky

            Are u on twitter? Tell me your twitter acc??

          • Sandy

            my twitter handle is

            @sibastar1235

    • guest

      It’s not about portraying a character differently or with specific purpose of putting on an “award winning” performance. Both Priyanka’s and Vidya’s characters in real life are normal. No one thinks any thing is extraordinary about people who are autistic or a woman who investigates her missing husband in a situation involving governmental agencies. Do you applaud and give an award for a person who lives with autism or other mental or physical disability, or do you think that this person’s life is a big deal for public to notice. The women that Priyanka and Vidya portrayed can be applicable in real life. But, they don’t go around putting on a performance, instead they act and live as normal as possible. Priyanka like any other actress jumps to conclusion that portraying a person with a disorder is “different”, it’s hard and something to be performed. Thus the need for an award. Whereas Vidya lived her character and didn’t perform or do anything different, that’s what people in real life (whom movies tend to take inspiration) do. I don’t think there was any expectations from Kahaani let alone Vidya’s performance. But there was hype around Ranbir Kapoor and audience knows the director and all the actors in the films are popular. Unlike Kahaani where the director was unknown due to his flop films and Vidya not being the typical Bollywood heroine and popular actress like Priyanka and others. Kahaani deserved whatever awards it got, Barfi missed the big one and which was not making the Oscar final list.

  • Jennifer

    She didnt say she was better…. She said her role was different

  • sam

    I dont understand why you guys jump into conclusion. Watch the full version and you can see, priyanka never said she was better than vidya. She thought her role was different and she also said she understood why vidya got the award as vidya was the hero of the film.
    Priyanka and all other actors in bollywood know it very well that Vidya is the best actress of this generation and most talented who can be compared with amitabh bachan, aamir khan.

  • sid

    Actually Priyanka got awards for her Barfi performance, is she ruing the fact she didn’t win a specific award she thought she deserved. Anyways, there’s multiple awards and both Vidya and Priyanka received their share of awards last year. What is she talking about that her performance went unrecognized during the awards season. Neither of them won the National award so is Priyanka going to feel any different that National Award committee didn’t recognize her work, after all they chose Barfi to go to Oscars.

  • JC

    PC was great Barfi but Vidya in kicked butt.

  • <3cppd<3

    both performance was fantastic..but PC performance was a bit better than vidya..Pc delivered PURE acting.going deglam and doing such an unconventional role..she was terrific..it was a bit disappointing that filmfare does not see any other performance besides vidya balan for the past 3 years..i wud say that PC deserved it more..vidya’s role too was awsome but it was already something that she herself already did in her films like paa,parineeta n ishqya..so she should not had the awards..my opinion..

    • sid

      Obviously, if a character that has a disability, it’s given that who ever is chosen to portray, has to deliver great performance. It’s already expected what that performance will be, doesn’t mean that guarantees an award always. If Vidya didn’t have that film released that year, hands down PC would have won. Pure acting was given by both PC and Vidya, doesn’t mean that an autistic women is greater than Vidya’s character. Both are different and both characters were given justice by Vidya and PC. Going deglam isn’t a prerequisite for PC to get an award, if that’s so, then Vidya was deglam for her roles in Paa,Ishqiya and Kahaani. So, Vidya deserved to get an award. Why is it that playing a character with an illness or disability is considered an “unconventional role”. In real life an autistic person is not uncommon and different. PC is always doing something forced that she wants to win an award. She did 10 or so roles in one film, 3 roles in another film and she expects laurels. Of course, she’s going to jump at an opportunity to play a role with an illness b.c that’s different and unconventional, everything to her is different. Seriously, it’s just one actress giving voice to various characters.

      • <3cppd<3

        thats what i was saying that still pc should have been rewarded coz such performance does not come again n again..the kahaani acting was very common dude except she was pregnant(fake) in the movie thats all…but a character with merely no dialogue and PC expressed herself in the film so beatifully with her facial expressions..this is what called ACTING..btw paa n kahaani was not deglam like barfii. vidya wore make up and was looking very beautiful in the costumes she wore…vidya won the award on the basis of women centric thats all…pc did not win bcoz the film was not entirely hers..even vidya was very good in kahaani but still me and also everyone thinks that pc role was way more award winning and acclaimed than vidya..i love both pc n vidya btw but i said what i found right man..so no offence.:D

        • sid

          Vidya didn’t even wear “costumes” in Kahaani and Paa, they were just normal clothes. She didn’t go out of her way to dress out of the ordinary, Vidya is isn’t photogenic even with whatever make up she had for all her films. She just doesn’t fit into the mold of a bollywood heroine. Besides, deglam is not about make up or costumes only. What I meant in deglam is that Vidya didn’t look like someone out of a Bhansali film or a commercial film. What I meant is that just because an actor/actress does roles like autistic person, handicapped, person, person with AIDS etc.. doesn’t mean that people should only look at those kind of characters and not beyond that. It’s not that all the nominees last year had to do the role PC did. Considering Anurag Basu, he could have chosen his regular Kangana or any other actress for Barfi, and that role would be performed well. Because that role demands good performance anyways. Likewise PC had done female centric films like What’s Your Rashee and 7 Khoon Maaf, but those films were not critically acclaimed and successful. In fact doing more than 10 roles in one film should have won her a National award for that film. That was different and unconventional for PC.

          • <3cppd<3

            u r wrong..PC has done female centric films like fashion,whats ur rashee n 7 khonn maaf..now she is doing mary kom..n btw all her female centric films were critically acclaimed..u may searched on wikipedia dear..she swept every awards for fashion,even a national award..she was nominated for whats ur rashee..she was even considered for gusiness world record that year..her 7 khoon maaf fetched her filmfare critics awards n other critics awards..critics awards are more important than popular if u dnt knw!!!even critics loved her performance in 7 khoon maaf describing it like a role of a lifetime which no other heroine has dared to do in history of cinema n btw 7 khoon maaf was an average movie..n vidya did not wear costumes as u said so then pc also did nor wear costumes!!! n everybody knows that she only has always experiment with her roles in bollywood..try to see her filmography the u will knw how super talented that girl is..

          • sid

            Of course PC has done great female centric films. But look at IMDB, it was unanimous that some female centric films were praised by both audience and critics. Kahaani was one of them and audience reaction(B.O success) to that film is proof of that, when compared to What’s Your Rashee and 7 Khoon Maaf. Fashion was also good but didn’t character of PC in fashion more or less resembles her, the small town girl going on to becoming a successful person in the entertainment industry in Mumbai. The only difference is in PC’s real life she went on to become a famous actress from a small town, except she didn’t face the dark side of what her character faced. Even PC gave a subtle and real performance in that film, she carried the film on her shoulders, so she won all the awards. Likewise, for Vidya Balan in Kahaani. PC should recall that she carried Fashion on her own and everyone praised her for that. Now, saying Barfi performance was more award worthy, and that main reason Vidya was awarded was due to her carrying the whole film on her shoulder is odd. PC was in Vidya’s shoes years before. She should understand that Kahaani was w.o a big director, it’s a non-typical Bollywood song-dance and feel good movie. The odds were against Kahaani in being recognized, let alone winning any awards. Barfi won it’s share of awards as expected with a director like Anurag Basu, an actor like Ranbir Kapoor. She should focus on the big picture, an Oscar nomination or a National award for that film, including her performance is far better than dozens of Bollywood awards. Vidya praised Priyanka’s performance and she never expected any awards, when she herself knows the risk she’s taking in working in female centric movies. It’s just that audience reacted to her movies for instance, the Dirty Picture and Kahaani that was never expected. So she was recognized, she didn’t deliberately set out to do those movies, she’s not a Bollywood star heroine like Priyanka Chopra. At a certain point in her life, these kinds of projects fell into her lap and no one had any expectations. The director of Kahaani who won his share of awards too predicted this movie was more likely to flop and he would quit movies in an interview w. Anuradha Sengupta. Both PC and Vidya were great, Vidya is quiet and doesn’t say anything regarding winning or not winning awards. She praises all her colleagues.

  • pinky

    Btw she didnt say she was betrer than vidya. But no hater can deny the fact that PC is the best actress of this gen. She has proved it time n again. All kareenas and katrinas is zero infront of her.

  • siradias

    priyanka’s role was more challenging she was best than vidya

  • Sandy

    How many of you think vidya is biggest female star in last 5 year like this comment..dislike if you think pc

  • safia siftain

    She didn’t say that she is better we know that she is better not just from vidya she is better from all other actresses.


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