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Vidya nervous about comical role in 'Ghanchakkar'

PTI 03 Jun 2012, 13:19:48 IST
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Mumbai, Jun 3: After winning accolades for portraying strong in films like ‘The Dirty Picture' and ‘Kahaani', actress Vidya Balan is feeling nervous while stepping into the genre of comedy with ‘Ghanchakkar'.



“We still haven't started working on this film yet...hoping to start in August. It is my first comedy film so I am very nervous.

“I would not like to talk about my character in the film,” Vidya, 34, told reporters here last night, at an event organised by Indo-American Association to felicitate the actress for her contribution to Indian cinema.  

‘Ghanchakkar' is a quirky film that narrates the tale of Emraan Hashmi, 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 unfolds about how Emraan gets sucked into a ‘chakkar' and has to suffer at the hands of two ‘thugs' (conmen) - one with an ailment and other with bad sense of humour. All this leads to confusion and chaos and brings in comical situations.

‘Ghanchakkar' re-unites Vidya with her ‘The Dirty Picture' co-star Emraan. Produced by UTV, the film is directed by Rajkumar Gupta of ‘Aamir' and ‘No One Killed Jessica' fame.  The film goes on floors in August.

Meanwhile, during her felicitation by Namaste America, an Indo-American Association for Art and Culture last night, Vidya said, “I am thankful to them for felicitating me. It is a very special moment. I am overwhelmed. I feel blessed and honoured.”

On the occasion, Vidya's father P R Balan said 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.

Vidya said her parents liked the film and nothing mattered more to her. “I was in between the promotions and when I reached Prithvi theratre they all were crying because I died in the end. My parents have approved of the film and nothing more  matters to me,” Vidya said.