Vidya Balan

  • Gender pay gap in Bollywood? Aditi Rao says it exists, lauds Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan and Katrina Kaif for addressing the issue August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says the disparity in remuneration of actors and actresses remains a reality in Hindi film industry despite the success of women-oriented films like Queen and Bobby Jasoos. "I don't really understand why we are paid less than the male actors because we put equal...
  • Dia Mirza on producing films: Never felt more creatively satisfied August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Dia Mirza says being a film producer is tough, but nothing has ever made her feel more creatively satisfied. Dia has produced two films 'Love Breakups Zindagi' and 'Bobby Jasoos' under her banner Born Free Entertainment, which she co-owns with her fiance Sahil Sangha. "Producing films is not easy at...
  • Upset with box office collections of 'Bobby Jasoos', says Dia Mirza July 16, 2014

    Actor turned producer Dia Mirza is not too happy about the numbers of her latest production 'Bobby Jasoos'. "We were expecting much more. People said women-centric films don't do well, but if you take Vidya Balan it will work, but numbers haven't been up to the mark,' she said. ...
  • Emraan Hashmi was 'cautious' about 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi, who will soon start shooting for romantic film 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani', says he was cautious about doing the film till he heard the script narrated by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. "It's a very interesting film. It's my first out-and-out love story. I haven't played such a character. It is...
  • Filmi fiscal: 'Ek Villain' going strong at the Box Office, 'Bobby Jasoos' disappoints July 9, 2014

    Vidya Balan's 'Bobby Jasoos' may have won critical acclaim, but did the audience respond to her multiple avatars? How did that translate at the Box Office? CNN-IBN's Piya Hingorani gets the numbers in Filmi Fiscal. ...
  • I am very selfish as an actor: Vidya Balan July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Though she is part of an industry which stereotypes actors easily, Vidya Balan says she is very selfish as an actor and she only works for herself. The actress has charted herself a different trajectory with her film choices be it 'Paa', 'Ishqiya', 'No One Killed Jessica', 'The Dirty Picture'...
  • Women centric films have a slow start; hope word of mouth pulls off 'Bobby Jasoos': Vidya Balan July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Her 'Kahaani' rode higher on word-of-mouth publicity and now Vidya Balan hopes for the same to work for her recently released detective drama "Bobby Jasoos", which sees the actress in the title. "Every film is unique and each film has its own destiny. We all have worked hard and now...
  • Vidya Balan: Hope word-of-mouth pulls off 'Bobby Jasoos' July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Her 'Kahaani' rode higher on word-of-mouth publicity and now Vidya Balan hopes for the same to work for her recently released detective drama 'Bobby Jasoos', which sees the actress in the title. "Every film is unique and each film has its own destiny. We all have worked hard and now...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' review: Film disappoints, but Vidya shines once again July 5, 2014

    Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Supriya Pathak, Rajendra Gupta and Tanvi Azmi Director: Samar Shaikh From a bearded old maulvi in the film's opening scene, to a beggar, a bangle-seller, a giant-bosomed TV show producer, even a buck-toothed and balding palm reader, Vidya Balan assumes multiple disguises for her role as an...
  • Vidya Balan, the boss of Bollywood: In 'Bobby Jasoos', she proves again that she does not need a male lead to shine July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: We don't want Vidya Balan to work with any of the Khans. No seriously, because as an actress Balan shines only when the film has her as the central character. Or so has been the trend. The latest, 'Bobby Jasoos' once again reiterates that an actress of Balan's...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' tweet review: It's a fun film, keeps one engaged mostly July 4, 2014

    Over the years, Vidya Balan has created a niche for herself in Bollywood. A genre which has Vidya playing the main protagonist, with a strong author-backed role where she is the hero of the film. Following the footsteps of 'Dirty Picture' and 'Kahaani', Vidya comes back on the big screen with...
  • It was like coming back home: Vidya Balan on shooting for TV July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Vidya Balan found it exciting to return to her roots - the small screen, to promote her forthcoming entertainer "Bobby Jasoos". She made an appearance on BIG MAGIC's comedy show "Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai" to spread buzz about her movie, in which she plays a detective. For Vidya, who...
  • Vidya Balan admits that she used to spy on her college crush July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Among the three major sleuth films that were announced last year, it is Vidya Balan's 'Bobby Jasoos' that is being presented to the audience first and the actress is glad to be leading the race to the theatres. The other two films are Dibakar Banerjee's 'Byomkesh Bakshi', a period...
  • Never felt Vidya is older to me while shooting for 'Bobby Jasoos': Ali Fazal July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Ali Fazal says producers of his upcoming movie 'Bobby Jasoos' had to cajole him a lot to star in the film, which has actress Vidya Balan playing the protagonist. The 27-year-old actor was worried that he would turn out to be a mere face in the sleuth film...
  • Vidya Balan: I keep hunting for different roles June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who is currently busy promoting "Bobby Jasoos", says she is excited to associate with Mahesh Bhatt in "Humari Adhuri Kahaani". "After 'Bobby Jasoos', I will start shooting for 'Humari Adhuri Kahaani' in september. I am quite thrilled and extremely happy to be associated with Mahesh Bhatt through...
  • I don't miss working with the Khans: Vidya Balan June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: National-award winning actress Vidya Balan says she has not been offered any film with the Khans in Bollywood yet. Vidya, who will be seen sharing the screen space with newbie actor Ali Fazal in detective thriller 'Bobby Jasoos', said she is not keen on doing it either as she doesn't...
  • The scope and definition of women centric films is expanding slowly: Vidya Balan June 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Unlike other famous detective films like Sherlock Holmes, actress Vidya Balan today said her character in the Hindi film 'Bobby Jasoos' did not know it all. "All detectives know everything. But Bobby doesn't know it all. There is this child like joy in discovering things in her. I think this...
  • Dressing up like Narendra Modi was my way of paying him a tribute: Vidya Balan June 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Disappointed at not being able to dress up like Narendra Modi in Vadodara following protests, actress Vidya Balan today said she was only trying to pay her tribute to the Prime Minister. "I didn't want to politicise it. Whatever happened is unfortunate. I was only trying to pay tribute to...
  • Prosenjit and I are looking for a Bengali script which suits us both: Vidya Balan June 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who considers Kolkata as her second home, is now thinking of acting in a Bengali film with Tollywood superstar Prosenjit. "Now that Ritu da (director Rituparno Ghosh) is no more, we keep telling each other that we must work together. We are looking for a script...
  • Vidya Balan: I watch football only because of Messi June 29, 2014

    Kolkata: National Award winning actress Vidya Balan on Saturday confessed her love for football is just limited to Argentinian forward Lionel Messi's good looks. "I just know Messi because he is good looking! My friends tell me when Messi's game will be telecast, that time I switch on the TV and...
  • Vidya Balan promotes 'Bobby Jasoos' as detective in Vadodara June 28, 2014

    Vadodara: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan visited an education institute campus here disguised as a detective as part of a promotional tour for her upcoming film 'Bobby Jasoos'. Her fans and students of Parul Group of educational institutes were thrilled when Vidya entered the auditorium dressed as a "jasoos" (detective) yesterday. Later, talking...
  • Vidya Balan visits Mahim dargah before 'Bobby Jasoos' release June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, currently busy promoting her forthcoming film "Bobby Jasoos", visited the Mahim dargah here to seek blessings. The film has been majorly shot in Hyderabad, where Vidya had a scene inside the dargha. Vidya was keen on visiting Mahim dargah. So, she took out time Thursday and went...
  • e Lounge: Vidya aka Bobby Jasoos dons the role of a reporter June 27, 2014

    In her latest movie Bobby Jasoos, Vidya Balan pulls off effortlessly the role of a middle class girl desiring to be a detective. Produced by actress Dia Mirza and starring veteran actors such as Supriya Pathak among others, it is to be seen whether the movie will live upto Vidya's...
  • Vidya Balan: Romance has no age bar June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen romancing a young actor Ali Faizal in forthcoming film 'Bobbby Jasoos', says romance has no age bar. "Romance has no age no bar. I don't think age has anything to do with chemistry. I have worked with Nasser sir (Naseeruddin shah) in 'Ishqiya'...
  • Vidya Balan: 'Bobby Jasoos' not just a detective film June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning actress Vidya Balan, who has delivered power-packed performances in films like "The Dirty Picture" and "Kahaani", says she's glad she has received offers to feature in several women-oriented projects out of the few that Bollywood makes. "It's the era...writers are writing interesting scripts for the female actors...
  • Vidya Balan ready with 'gossip and news'; set to make announcement about Salman Khan's 'Kick' June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The promotions of "Bobby Jasoos" are keeping Vidya Balan busy, but soon she will also be doing a promotional stint for Salman Khan-starrer "Kick". Vidya has been updating a blog for "Bobby Jasoos", and soon she will announce a news about "Kick" on the platform. "As I had pledged, I...