She had shot to fame and won the best Filmfare Debut award and Face of the Year for the critically acclaimed Bollywood film Parineeta in 2006. Today, Vidya Balan who is skirting many controversies and questions including those revolving around her career and love life said that she is restricting herself to the roles of substance these days. Her film Lage Raho Munna Bhai which was a runaway success further established her as a talented actress.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] While speaking to the media during the show she spoke at length about her criteria of signing a film. "The role that I choose to play has to be the role that is very integral to the film. It has to be role of a substance not like that you cut the role from the film and still the film progresses. If it is this kind of the role then I don''t think there is any use doing it. The role has to require me and it has to be a special story, because these days there are a lot of people experimenting with different subjects. I think it is a great time for Indian cinema," said Balan. However some of her films like Guru, Salaam-e-Ishq and Eklavya which was also India's official entries to the Oscars in 2007 were not fruitful in furthering her career as an actress but the actress seemed upbeat about her next film Ishq Kiya.
"All my films will release next year. One is Ishq Kiya in which I play the lead role and will start shooting for it very soon. I don''t want to comment more about this film because I am yet to start shooting for it," said Balan. Though her films like Halla Bol and Eklavya won her critical acclaim as an actress but were a failure at the box-office. With just a few hits in her kitty Vidya Balan is hoping that her upcoming film Ishq Kiya will revive her sagging career.