Vidya was recently felicitated by Indo-American Association for her contribution to Indian cinema. On the occasion of her felicitation ceremony, Vidya said, "I am thankful to them for felicitating me. It is a very special moment. I am overwhelmed. I feel blessed and honored."
On the occasion of 's felicitation by Namaste America, her father P R Balan said he was proud of her daughter's acting in The Dirty Picture. He said he did not find anything vulgar in it and had predicted that the film would be a superhit.
"I sent her the message on 26 Nov, 2011, 'bold and beautiful, fantastic, you are a born actress. A new actress will be born again on 2 Dec 2011. An actor par excellence. I am proud of you I did not find anything vulgar in TDP.'" Vidya's father P. R. Balan told reporters here.
"Gracefully directed by Milan Luthria, it will definitely be a super hit and I am an astrologist now. Second half is yet to be seen and I am sure it will be better than the first. God bless you my child. You are really bold and beautiful," he said.
Vidya said her parents liked the film and nothing mattered more to her. "I was in between promotions and when I reached Prithvi theatre they all were crying after watching the film because I died in the end. My parents have approved of the film and nothing matters more to me," Vidya said.
Vidya Balan is nervous about stepping into the genre of comedy with Ghanchakkar. Ghanchakkar is a quirky film that narrates the tale of , an ex-conman who is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life. He has an ambitious Punjabi wife, Vidya, who has her own notions of the world.
The story is about how Emraan gets entangled between two other thugs, one has some typical ailment and the other has a really bad sense of humor. This comic set of characters generates a lot of confusion and ends in funny situations.
The Dirty Picrure couple Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan will once again be seen together in the movie. The film is directed by Rajkumar Gupta of No One Killed Jessica fame.
Produced by UTV, the film is set to release in August.