Actress Vidya Balan, who has portrayed many Bengali characters in movies, feels that she may have been a Bengali in a previous life. She is currently acting in “Begum Jaan” in West Bengal.
“I think I was a Bengali in my last birth,” Vidya said in a statement.
In 2005 Vidya made her Hindi film debut with Pradeep Sarkar’s musical drama Parineeta. This was her big Bollywood debut which was shot entirely in Kolkata.
The Dirty Picture actress, who hails from Kerala and was also honoured with the Pride of Kerala Award, says she feels a sense of familiarity with the state.
“It is strange considering my family has no roots there,” she added.
Vidya is proficient in Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, English and Bengali, and can also read Urdu. – (CINEWS)