The actress calls Kolkata her second home, says she is waiting to find the right script for her Bengali debut...
Vidya Balan just wrapped the shooting of the Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Te3n which is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Sujoy Ghosh.Shot in the city, the film has the actress making a special appearance. Balan has signed the sequel of her 2012 superhit thriller Kahaani, which was based in the city. The actress was rumoured to be working in the Hindi adaptation of Srijit Mukherji's Bengali film Rajkahini.
The actress however denied this and said, "'Begum Jaan is not a remake of Rajkahini, but it is based on the story of the film. I will be playing the role of Begum Jaan (a brothel owner)." The actress also confirmed that the shooting of this film will begin in the middle of this year.
However, the Kerala-born actress, is struggling to find a good script for a Bengali film. Vidya said in an interview, "I have to find the right script. I get offers but I have not been excited by anyone so far. I am working with Bengali directors and I am shooting here so it's as good as working in a Bengali film I guess."
Vidya said the day she finds the right script for a Bengali film she will sign it as she has been waiting for a long time since her acting debut in Goutam Halder's Bengali film Bhalo Theko (Stay Well) in 2003. Besides Kahaani, Parineeta and Bhool Bhuliaya also had a Bong connection. "I enjoyed shooting for Te3n because I got to shoot in Kolkata after a long time. It was the same team of Kahaani with Sujoy Ghosh. The environment was same," said the actress who has picked up a little bit of Bengali language as well.
Shooting for Kahaani 2 will begin next month in the city.
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