‘I feel like a Bengali’

‘I feel like a Bengali’

After having shot three films in Kolkata, National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan feels like a Bengali and promises to visit the City of Joy over and over again.



By (IANS)

Published: Sun 21 Oct 2012, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:20 PM

“I have shot three films here - Bhalo Theko, Parineeta and Kahaani. I feel like a Bengali,” said Balan who was in the city on Thursday to inaugurate the Sreebhumi Sporting Club marquee built to resemble the Meenakshi Temple of Madurai.

Enthralling her Kolkata fans in fluent Bengali, the actress expressed her joy at being back in the city.

“I am very happy to be in Kolkata. I always try to speak in Bengali because the city is my second home,” said Vidya who also danced to some peppy numbers.

Kahaani, which released this year, was shot during 2010’s Durga Puja and she feels that the thriller had the blessings of the deity Durga.

“Two years ago we shot Kahaani here. I had prayed for Kahaani to be very successful and, because of Durga’s blessings and the support of my fans, it became a huge hit,” she said.

Having made her movie debut with Gautam Halder’s Bhalo Theko in 2003, the 33-year-old promises to be back again.

“Gautam-da is responsible for me being here today. Kolkata beckoned me again and I am here. I shall keep coming back,” said the talented actress.


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