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Don't take onus of doing women-centric films: Vidya

The National Award-winning actress said she approached the sequel to "Kahaani" as a new story, new film. 

Published: 26th October 2016 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2016 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

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Movie poster of Kahaani 2

By PTI

MUMBAI: Vidya Balan has delivered hits with women-centric films like "The Dirty Picture" and "Kahaani" but the actress says writers should be credited for writing these subjects. 

"I did not take onus of doing women-centric films. We have good writers today and the credit goes to them for a good story. I was lucky to be at right place doing right thing," she told reporters here at trailer launch of "Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh".

Director Sujoy Ghosh and Vidya have teamed up again for the second installment of suspense thriller. 

"Sujoy and I wanted to work together for a film but it did not work out. Then I had health issues so I went on break. Sujoy and I love flighting but when we work together we give our best. We were not talking to each other when we started talking again we did 'Te3n' and 'Kahaani 2'," Vidya said. 

The National Award-winning actress said she approached the sequel to "Kahaani" as a new story, new film. 

"When Sujoy and I decided to make this film we thought we will take it as a new movie. It's a new story. We will not take the pressure as then we will be constantly compared to the first film. It's a new story and we have approached it in a new way. 

"'Kahaani' has got love from audience so it benefits the second part," she added. 

For Vidya, doing the first part of 2012 blockbuster hit "Kahaani" was the most challenging thing then. 

"That time 'Kahaani' was most challenging and with age and experience you grow and I knew Durga Rani Singh better. I don't think I would have been able to do 'Kahaani 2' four years ago. I am better equipped to do it now," she said. 

In the sequel, the "Paa" actress will be seen in a de-glam avatar. 

"Sujoy wanted realistic look. We had low make up look. I don't have issues with make up," she said. 

In an innovative way to promote the film the makers put the posters of "Wanted Durga Rani Singh" featuring Vidya Balan as a criminal across the city. 

"I got very good response. A maid at my place felt I am in trouble after looking at the poster, another girl felt Durga Rani Singh is a criminal. I think we succeeded in creating buzz," she said.

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