Vidya Balan on actors developing a public persona

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


Vidya Balan has always been an actress who is bold and not afraid to speak her mind. However, she’s said that she has now begun keeping herself and her voice in check.

“It is not like I decide that I am going to be this person when I go out, but I think somewhere you create — at least in my case, unknowingly — a protective shield that comes on. Not that you think people are going to attack you. I think it is just you develop a public persona,” said Balan, to Hindustan Times.

Balan went on to add about her hopes of giving a glimpse of the real person she is, “I’d still say I feel there is not much of a difference between my public persona and who I really am. I try to be as genuine as possible or in the moment. What I have learnt being an actor and being in the public glare is that it’s easiest when you are yourself. I’ve realised that I’ve become politically less correct. I am not sure if that is politically incorrect, but less politically correct. I am okay with being seen for who I am. But some switch comes on when you are in the public glare”.

Balan was seen in ‘Begum Jaan’ last which released earlier this year.

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