I am the centre of my universe: Vidya
jamuna news desk: The roles you have opted to play in the past few years, whether based on real life characters or fictional ones, (with the notable exception of 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani') tend to be of women who play standalone characters, reports Times of India.
Women who are not defined by the men around them, or by their relationships - but just by what they are. From 'Ishqiya' to 'Kahaani' on one side to the actual biopics, it's a pattern of sorts. You have played Silk Smitha ('Dirty Picture'). You are playing 'Begum Jaan'.
You are playing Kamala Das ('Aami'). When you take up a Marathi film, you play Geeta Bali. You say you want to play characters such as Indira Gandhi, Meena Kumari, MS Subbalakshmi. All women who have a CV, so to say, that is very individualistic. Not necessarily lonesome, but alone, in a sense, and comfortable with it.
I've never looked at it like that I'm drawn to all these women, yes, but I haven't thought why.