“I am enjoying being married…” — Mrs Sidharth Roy Kapur on marriage, movies and more
Times have changed. Marriage isn’t the end of the road for B-Town actresses. It’s a refreshing change. In fact most of them are still getting author backed roles in huge films, ask Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, and of course the lady that’s partly responsible for this change. Vidya Balan. The actress who’s changed the rules and carried films on her shoulders with one stellar performance after another.
Scribes caught up with Mrs Kapur (the actress married Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Studios, Disney UTV, in a private ceremony in December last year), and this is what she had to say:
"I am enjoying being married. The good thing is that at the end of the day you get to see each other," she said to IANS in an exclusive interview.
Praising Siddharth, she added: "He is very supportive. In fact, I did The Dirty Picture (2011) after we got together."
The 35-year-old doesn't feel marriage will alter the kind of roles she would take up.
"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," she said.
And she is willing to do another The Dirty Picture, now that she’s married?
"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 The Dirty Picture also and if I feel strongly about it, I will go and do it," she added.
Post-marriage Ghanchakkar shooting and promotions have been keeping her busy. And she said that she is "enjoying straddling these two worlds".
"At the same time I don't have unreal expectations from myself. There are times when there will be slip ups..."
Also busy with Shaadi Ke Side Effects, she admits work sometimes does not allow her and her husband 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."
Having said that, the actress admits a certain amount of responsibility comes after marriage.
"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," she said.
Come what may, she won't quit acting.
"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," said the actress.
Post Parineeta, her career took a slump, but she bounced back with films like Paa and No One Killed Jessica before hitting the jackpot with 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," finished off the actress.
Vidya will next be seen in Ghanchakkar, with Emraan Hashmi. The film hits theatres 28 June 2013.
View the trailer of the laugh fest below. Are you looking forward to Ghanchakkar?