One and a half years after she was last seen in KISMAT KONNECTION, Vidya Balan would arrive on the silver screen once again in PAA. While the former was a love story, Vidya would now be graduating to playing Amitabh Bachchan's mother in the latter. Quite a shift for her, one wonders?
'When (director) Balki came to me with the script, he said that he had Mr. Bachchan, Abhishek and myself in mind. If any one of us had decided not to do the film, he wouldn't have made the film at all. You know when are people saying this for effect or just to convince an individual. However, I could see a sense of honesty in his tone and words', says Vidya who describes the reason behind signing the film, 'Also, it was an honour to be working with Mr. Bachchan.
This is what brings one to the next question. By consenting to do a film which primarily centres on Amitabh Bachchan, didn't she ever wonder that she may get sidelined?
'See, first and foremost I am not competing with Mr. Bachchan in the film. In fact, it would be preposterous of me to be even thinking of something like that', says Vidya who was also a part of Big B's EKLAVYA - THE ROYAL GUARD, 'The role of a mother that was narrated to me was quite exciting and I was completely convinced about playing the part. Secondly, if one is honest about what you do and if your performance rings true, then there is no reason to worry about being sidelined. You take it as a challenging job that has come your way and give it your all.'