Actor Vidya Balan has opened up about confronting trolling and said it felt ‘extremely heavy’. In a new interview, she responded to a question as to whether she felt she was a ‘pioneer in this regard’. She said she was heartbroken, low on confidence and devastated. (Read also | Vidya Balan now appreciates marriage because of Siddharth Roy Kapur, who previously felt ‘living in marriage does not matter’)
Vidya has beaten those who have trolled her over the years. A few years ago, she had told the Hindustan Times that ‘trolls hide behind anonymity’, giving people the power to say things they could not otherwise say. She made her acting debut with the television program Hum Paanch in 1995. She made her film debut with the Bengali film Bhalo Theko (2003) and her Bollywood debut with Parineeta (2005).
In an interview with Times Of India, Vidya spoke about trolling, “It still felt extremely difficult. I remember I made headlines for all the wrong reasons. And I used to be heartbroken and devastated. I used to be so low on confidence. I did I do not know how to hold my hand.When I went to performances, I did not know where to hold my hands at my side, or hold them or hold them at the waist.I was always so afraid of what I would be picked up for. “
When asked why it did not show up on camera, she said, “Because I trust the camera more than anything else. I think the camera is my safe space. That’s why, when I go to stand the camera, do nothing else … I’m glad I’m in front of the camera, my closest self-confidence.
In 2017, talking to Hindustan Times Vidya opened up about body positivity. “It’s my body, I love my body. It does not matter what people say. Different people will have different things to say. If I look in the mirror and I’m happy with what I’m wearing, I would just step out. And then I can not care what anyone has to say about it. Over time I have realized that you can not satisfy everyone. The world outside will never be happy with you, so you can be happy as well. with you. ”
Vidya was recently spotted in Suresh Triveni’s Jalsa alongside Shefali Shah. The film is based on the life of a journalist (Vidya) and her cook (Shefali). Jalsa, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video last month, also features actors Manav Kaul, Iqbal Khan, Rohini Hattangadi, Shrikant Mohan Yadav, Shafeen Patel, Vidhatri Bandi, and Surya Kasibhatla, among others.