Farhan finds an easy 'bakra' in me, Vidya Balan


With straight-faced jokes, Farhan found an easy bakra (scapegoat) in her, says Vidya Balan, her co-star in their next film ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ slated to release this Friday.

She was all excited over the movie and said it was a film which would be enjoyed by everyone and not just married people.

“I love to laugh and Farhan loves to make people laugh so the ‘funda’ was very clear. He found an easy ‘bakra’ in me. I enjoyed his sense of humour. He has a very sharp mind. I have seen the film and I am glad that we got together for this one where the comedy is very true to real life,” Vidya told a news agency in an interview.

Vidya claimed to be a fan of Farhan’s after watching his earlier films such as ‘Luck By Chance’ and ‘Zindagi Milegi Naa Dobaara’, and said that they were well-matched in the comedy movie directed by Saket Chaudhary.

“Farhan is one of those actors who is subtle even in a comedy. It is effortless and yet it makes you laugh. He is supremely talented in a multi-dimensional way,” said Vidya.

“Acting is about reacting. This film would have suffered if any of us was out of tune but we were well-matched in it. We were completely tuned into each other which is great as an actor. We complimented each other, she added.

The actress got married to UTV CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012, and signed the film a few months after her marriage and said she did not believe that her marriage influenced the character she played in the film.

“I have played a married woman in many films. My first film was called ‘Parineeta’ — where I played a married woman. I don’t know whether I brought in my personal experiences into the film as it did not require that. Most love relationships are quite similar in many ways. Situations may differ but men and women tend to react in similar ways,” she said at the interview.

This is the second comedy role she acted in after ‘Ghanchakkar’. She has often been praised for portraying strong women characters in Bollywood with such films as ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’.

‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ is directed by Saket Chaudhary starring Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan in lead roles which also features Ram Kapoor, Vir Das and Hariharan. It is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications.


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