Vidya Balan denies marital problem, says happy with Siddharth


Off late much has been said and written about the ‘Kahaani’ actress Vidya Balan and UTV head honcho Siddharth Roy Kapoor about their troubled relationship but Vidya put a full stop on all such speculations by saying ‘we are happy with each other’. Speaking to Hindustan Times, Vidya said, “We are happy with each other. There is no chink in the armour. Sorry to disappoint you”. She wonders “why people find it difficult to stomach that Sid and I are happy with each other”.

It is reported that Siddharth’s closeness to a female employee is the reason of the tiff, Throwing light on the matter, the 36-year-old actress said, “I have no desire to comment on the structure of Disney. (Siddharth is the managing director of Disney India). I don’t know who these ­references are to, firstly, so I think it’s a figment of ­someone’s imagination. At a time when the country is wondering who’s going to be the next Prime Minister, I must admit it feels important that there is enough space being created for Siddharth and me”.

Vidya feels someone purposely spreading the news, “Obviously, someone who is unhappy is doing this. But I don’t believe in witch-hunts, so I wouldn’t want to give it that kind of credence. I don’t have any problem with anyone. I don’t watch TV, I don’t read anything unless I’m told. Since 2007, I stopped reading anything, because there was too much criticism about me, and I decided this was the only way to retain my sanity”.

“I think these rumours started because I opted out of Sujoy’s (Ghosh, director) film, and IIFA awards. I said that there’s a niggling health issue. But people said, ‘Maybe it’s not.’ Honestly, when a male actor — and I’m talking about superstars — has walked out of films one week before it started, and this has ­happened several times, why aren’t they judged? Why don’t people speculate about their personal lives? Why then, if I’m taking time off, there has to be a personal angle? I think it’s just extremely ­judgmental. May be people can’t ­stomach the fact that an actress will actually take a break. It’s amusing, the kind of stories floating around. One week, I’m pregnant; the next week, there’s a problem; the week after, I’m –unprofessional”, she added.

Vidya is amused with the false rumor spread about her life, “I am amused. When I begun seeing Siddharth, they said, ‘Oh, they’ve gotten married already’; ‘They went to a temple down south’; ‘They’ve got their marriage registered’; and god knows what! At an awards function, I made a joke about getting pregnant. It was not even 15 days to the wedding, and they said, ‘Oh my god! Maybe she is pregnant’. And then, of course, they started saying that, ‘Oh! She’s looking bigger.’ Then, when I said no baby, they’ve come up with something else”.

After two years of courtship, Vidya and Siddharth married in a traditional manner in 2012. 


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