Actress Vidya Balan has been out of action for quite sometime now has secretly been preparing for Mohit Suri’s Humari Adhuri Kahani is a story she been dying to do ever since Parineeta.
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Talking to a leading daily, the powerhouse performer said, “For me, it is an intense love story…something that people have not seen me doing for the longest time.”
“It has been a revelation for me as well. It is the strength of the role, the story and the fact that it’s been written by Bhatt saab and directed by Mohit made me say yes, she added. And why not? After all, Vidya’s character in the film is loosely based on Mahesh Bhatt’s mother Shirin. The director, famous for his auto-biographical Arth, Janam, Daddy and Zakhm, borrowed cues from Shirin, among the other women who influenced his life. “She was a beautiful woman living in a man’s world.
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And that is one hell of a hazardous journey, more so for a single woman and a single parent. But her courage, strength and dignity kept her going and these are the qualities Vidya draws from her,” he said in an interview recently. Vidya’s character in the film is a florist by profession but personally fighting several battles.
She play a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, whose life takes eventually takes a turn changing everything about her and her surrounding.Emraam Hashmi plays her love interest, while Rajkummar Rao has been roped in to play her husband. Praising Rajkummar, Vidya said, “he’s an actor who is unafraid to look into his co-star’s eyes while acting and I enjoy that. Very rarely do you come across actors like that.”
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Director Mohit Suri and Mahesh Bhatt were insistent on making the film with Vidya, so much so that they had decided to shelve it if she didn’t come aboard. But instead of being prettified of the expectation, Vidya feels lucky as HAK has got her the opportunity to work with Mahesh Bhatt. “Bhatt saab is someone who I wanted to work with forever. He has been one of those few directors whose work I really enjoy. But he stopped directing even before I joined. So this is just another way of me getting to work with him,” she said.