Mumbai: "I am enjoying being married," says Vidya Balan, adding that marriage neither put the brakes on her prize winning acting career nor does it have any bearing on the kind of roles she would choose in future. (Agencies)
Work-life balance is possible for the actress because the "Parineeta" girl has found a supportive husband in Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Studios, Disney UTV, with whom she tied the knot at a private ceremony in December last year.
How’s life after being married?
I am enjoying being married. The good thing is that at the end of the day you get to see each other. Siddharth is very supportive. In fact, I did The Dirty Picture after we got together.
Do you think marriage will put a fence on your choice of work?
I don't think marriage really has a bearing on that. Both of us respect what the other does. I may choose a role which I feel very strongly about, and he may decide to produce a film which he feels very strongly about. You just respect each other's profession.
So, you wil continue to do bold roles like one that of Dirty Picture?
The definition of boldness may not be 'The Dirty Picture'. Even 'Ghanchakkar' is a bold role. I believe that there is an extraordinary in the ordinary and I feel that is what films are exploring these days vis-a-vis different characters. Having said that, it could be another 'Dirty Picture' also and if I feel strongly about it, I will go and do it.
Post-marriage you have been involved in many different projects. How do you manage?
Ghanchakkar shooting and promotions have been keeping me busy. I am enjoying straddling between these two worlds. At the same time I don't have unreal expectations from myself. There are times when there will be slip ups. I am also busy with "Shaadi Ke Side Effects” which sometimes does not allow both of us to spend enough time with each other. The amazing thing is that in the six months that we have been married, we have both been travelling a lot. Despite the fact that we live in the same house, we have ended spending lesser time together.
As it’s said that after marriage there are multiple responsibility on a women, have you experienced an anything of that sort?
I guess both of us are hard working professionals. Around a release or when I am in the middle of shooting, he understands what my pressures are and I understand what his pressures are. But, yes, there is a certain responsibility. I am also running a house. I can no longer leave it to my mother to decide what to cook at home.
Having said that do you plan to quit movies?
I would love to act till I am 83. Thank god, it worked out for me as an actor because I see myself as an actor, primarily. I think there are enough opportunities.
There was a dip in your career graph post Parineeta success, but you bounced back with films like Paa, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani.
I have reasons to believe that there will be exciting roles for me at every stage of my life and I am willing to embrace different roles at different stages of my life. I don't see myself taking a break.
Mumbai: "I am enjoying being married," says Vidya Balan, adding that marriage neither put the brakes on her prize winning acting career nor does it have any bearing on the kind of roles she would choose in future.