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Vidya Balan: Working with Bong helmers as good as doing Bengali film

Vidya Balan would love to star in a Bengali film but the actress, who calls Kolkata her second home, says she has to find the right script for it.

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Vidya just wrapped up the shooting of the Amitabh-Nawazuddin starrer 'Te3n' which is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Sujoy Ghosh. Shot in the city, the film has the actress making a special appearance.

Balan has signed the sequel of her 2012 superhit thriller Kahaani', which was based in the city, and will also be doing a Hindi adaptation of Srijit Mukherji's Bengali film 'Rajkahini'.

However, the Kerala-born actress is struggling to find a good script for a Bengali film.

"I have to find the right script. I get offers but I have not been excited by anyone so far. I am working with Bengali directors and I am shooting here so it's as good as working in a Bengali film I guess," Balan told PTI here.

She said the day she found the right script for a Bengali film she will sign it as she has been waiting for a long time since her acting debut in Goutam Halder's Bengali film 'Bhalo Theko' (Stay Well) in 2003.

Besides Sujoy Ghosh's 'Kahaani', 'Parineeta' and 'Bhool Bhuliaya' also had a 'Bong' connection.

"I enjoyed shooting for 'Te3n' because I got to shoot in Kolkata after a long time. It was the same team of 'Kahaani' with Sujoy Ghosh.

The environment was same," said the actress who has picked up a little bit of Bengali language as well.

Shooting for 'Kahaani 2' will begin next month in the city.

"'Begum Jaan' is not a remake of 'Rajkahini' but it is based on the story of the film. I will be playing the role of Begum Jaan (a brothel owner)," the actress said, adding that the shooting will begin in the middle of this year.

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