Chulbuli Pandey

Vidya Balan (centre) flanked by filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt (left) and Rahul Mittra (right) visited Lucknow on Monday to attend a special programme, an initiative by the Uttar Pradesh government, which aims at empowering women.

Vidya Balan, Mahesh Bhatt and Rahul Mittra

In addition to acting in films, Vidya promotes humanitarian and women-centric causes.