Vidya Balan: I really hope that ISHQIYA works

img By Joginder Tuteja | 18 Dec 2009 16:27:23.3630000 IST

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Vidya Balan is back in the reckoning in a big way. Her single mother act notwithstanding in her last release PAA, she is now all set to play the role of a scheming seductress in ISHQIYA, something that should mark a complete antithesis of Vidya's on-screen image.

Seen with actors as diverse as Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, Vidya has managed to ignite quite some heat on screen without an inch of skin show. No wonder, one believes that she must indeed be happy that the entire perception about her 'holier than thou' persona has gone for a complete six in this Vishal Bharadwaj production.

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"I think I have been fortunate enough to have worked on the kind of films which have quenched my thirst as an actor", smiles Vidya, "ISHQIYA too is one such film which has given me new challenges. Every day is a new day and God has been really kind to me all these years. I really hope that ISHQIYA works as well so that I can continue to make good decisions."

With the film promising an author backed role for her, one waits to see if Vidya gets a further one up over PAA and PARINEETA in weeks to come. Directed by debutant Abhishek Chaubhey, ISHQIYA is eyeing a 29th January release.