New Delhi: Having proved herself by portraying strong, independent women characters in films, actress Vidya Balan had no qualms in playing second fiddle to Emraan Hashmi in her upcoming movie 'Ghanchakkar'.
The 35-year-old actress is often credited for breaking stereotypes of a Hindi film heroine with her powerful performance in films like 'Paa', 'Ishqiya', 'No One Killed Jessica', 'The Dirty Picture' and 'Kahaani'.
But Vidya is happy to step out of her power-woman mode and with her comedy debut as over-the-top, bubbly housewife in the Rajkumar Gupta directed movie.
"I am glad that I am not playing the protagonist in 'Ghanchakkar'. I have done it before so many times. This is Emraan's film. He is the main lead here. And I am very happy and comfortable with it. It gives me more scope to perform. I can be free and not feel any pressure about it," Vidya said in an interview.
The National award-winning actress says though the film is not centred around her character Neetu, it still has a lot to offer for women.
"The only take away for women from this film is that it is about a housewife, who is very happy with herself. She does not care about her weight, her habits, her looks. According to her she is the best and there is a certain amount of confidence in her," said Vidya, who was a part of the Cannes Film Festival jury recently.
'Ghanchakkar', a comedy thriller, has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya's husband Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film will hit theatres on June 28.


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