Vidya Balan has refused to confirm whether she will play Carnatic music legend MS Subbulakshmi in a biopic made by admaker-cinematographer and Tamil filmmaker Rajiv Menon.
"MS Subbulakshmi was one of the greatest exponents of Carnatic classical music. Half of the country or more have woken up to her suprabhatam for decades now. If I do get to play her I will be extremely honoured. There are talks on and that's all I will say," the 34-year-old said at the unveiling of the cover of the magazine Savvy featuring her.
"Especially as a South Indian, I think it will be the biggest honour if I get to play MS Subbulakshmi," she added. Meanwhile, Vidya, whose films The Dirty Picture and Kahaani ran despite the absence of star cast, says today it doesn't matter which actor you are working with as the "script is the hero".
Vidya said, "Script is the hero of the film. I think that's what is being established more and more. To work with someone or not, I don't think that really is a benchmark." Continue reading on the slideshow...
MS Subbulakshmi And Vidya Balan
MS Subbulakshmi was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. She had also acted in a few films and first Tamil film was Sevasadanam.
The biopic on MS Subbulakshmi will be simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi.
However, Vidya got the National and Filmfare Awards for best actress for The Dirty Picture while for Kahaani the actress won the Best Actress Filmfare award once again.
Silk Smitha And Vidya Balan
It is interesting to note that Vidya Balan starred in the biopic of South Indian yesteryear sex siren Silk Smitha, The Dirty Picture.
Currently, she is shooting for Shaadi Ke Side Effects with Farhan Akhtar. Besides, she will soon be seen in Ghanchakkar opposite actor Emraan Hashmi. However, it would also be the debut Tamil film of Vidya if she gives the nod to star in the movie.