Because of the bold choices, she has made in her career, Vidya Balan is one of the most sought-after performers in Bollywood. From playing Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture’ to Vidya Baagchi in ‘Kahaani,’ a mathematician in ‘Shakuntala Devi,’ and an RJ in ‘Tumhari Sulu,’ the actress has wowed audiences with each part she has played. She’s carved out a place for herself, taking on roles that no other actor would consider or attempt.
Producers Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra chose Vidya for the lead in award-winning director Amit Masurkar’s Sherni because of her versatility, dedication to the craft, and love for every role she portrays. Vidya will play a forest inspector in this film, which is based on the man-animal conflict, which is a first in the Hindi film business.
Vidya, who stunned her producers when they watched the film’s final edit, has nailed this multi-layered heroine who is tough yet tender, fearless but subdued.
Producer, Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment, is all praises for the actress, “Vidya is an exceptional actor and has built a die-hard fan franchise on the work that she’s delivered over the last 16 years. While working together on Shakuntala Devi, I saw how she molded herself into that complex character and looked into every intricate detail. There was never any one else but Vidya for us for Sherni”.
Bhushan Kumar, T-Series, adds “We had a wonderful time working with Vidya in Tumhari Sulu. She is a dedicated actress and has such admirable love for the craft, that translates on the screen. It is always fun and a great learning experience to work with Vidya. She is not only every director’s actor but also every producer’s favourite.”
Sherni will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from 18th June 201. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra and Amit Masurkar.