I enjoy the sari. I think it's the sexiest garment ever. It shows you the right amount, it covers the right amount, it's extremely versatile, it suits every body type, it suits every face.— Vidya Balan
The most restlessness Vidya Balan quotes that will transform you to a better person
Life has been kind to me. I am happy with the love and appreciation that I have been getting throughout my career. I feel blessed.
I work out at home. I don't have a gym, but I use light weights. I do calisthenics, which is basically using your own body weight, like you do in yoga, to strengthen your core. I also do a bit of cardio.
I think a woman should be wholesome, voluptuous and sizzling!
I have enjoyed the success my work has brought me.
Some might say I haven't really struggled to be successful. I think it is my perspective that is utopian. My state of mind is positive and peaceful. And I dare to dream.
Being traditional is a choice for me.
South Indian families bring up their children with a sense of freedom, self-respect and self-value. We do whatever we have to with earnestness and honesty, including being uninhibited. Yet we hold onto our roots.
Siddharth accepts me in the way I am.
In the first few months of marriage I got bogged down by the notion that I had to juggle between handling home duties and starting work on a new film. He explained I needn't be a superwoman. He understands that if he could go out to work and end up neglecting things at home, so could I.
Weight used to be an issue. I was always fat as a child. And everyone used to tell me, Youve got such a pretty face; why dont you lose some weight? Over the years Ive realised that my body is a certain type, and I have learned to accept it.
Friends, you are lucky you can talk about what you did as lovers;
the tricks, laughter, the words, the ecstasy. After my darling put his hand on the knot of my dress, I swear I remember nothing.
My father said that I could always become an actress, but I couldn't go back to college later in life. So I had to first finish my education, and then I could do what I wanted. At the time, I was not pleased, but now, I can't thank him enough. My parents were absolutely right.
My idea of an actor is to be different persons with different roles.
Every time a script interests me, I look for interesting characters because I intend to completely transport myself into it. This happens only because I am a very greedy actor. I am not part of the rat race because I am living a dream.
I'm not fashionable, and I know nothing about fashion, but I have my individual style, and style is eternal.
I always wanted to live the lives of different people, portray characters that are different from me. But I could have done that in front of a mirror, also, I didn't need to do films for that. At the end of the day, it's this fame, recognition, popularity, the love and appreciation you get from your audience that drives you.
I eat every two hours. I sleep for eight hours. I have lots of water. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.
My so-called bad dress-sense phase happened when I was confused - I think I was taking advice all too often, without listening to my inner voice. Add to the fact that I was a little overweight; so every wrong 'outfit' got compounded all that much.
I don't think I'm competing with anyone.
I don't mean to sound Zen, but genuinely, when I stopped competing with anything is when I started enjoying my work and that brought out the best in me. I'm living in a universe of my own and I'm enjoying that. I love to appreciate other people's work.
I've wanted recognition; I wanted success; I wanted appreciation; I love the perks of being in the movies. I love the fame that comes with it - but that's why I became an actor.
Some people warned me against getting married soon.
They said your career will end if you do. I felt I wanted to marry Siddharth (Roy Kapur) and I went ahead and married him. And I guess he felt like he wanted to marry me, so we are married today. If I hadn’t felt it for the next ten years probably I wouldn’t have got married. There is no right time. There’s never a right time.
Marriage is something I'd recommend everyone to try, if you find the right person, of course.
I started feeling secure in every way once I began to accept myself the way I was. Whether that was emotional, financial or professional security, all of it came and embraced me because I embraced myself.
I have never thought of winning an Oscar.
Rather, I never thought I would get the Padma Shri. I think God has been kind to me. I think getting Oscar award is not too far away.
I was a happy person before marriage. I'm definitely happier after marriage.
It’s a most natural way for me. I can tell people I can run in a saree and I can do five sequences in a saree. I can romance in a saree and I can do everything in a saree. For me, it’s a most versatile garment…it’s extremely sensuous and at the same time it is strong, there is an elegance and at the same time it teases your imagination…It’s very powerful.
Women are blessed with energy - a power which is unique.
I have been very fortunate to have played strong women and explored their strengths through my films.
Black coffee is the latest fad I have picked up.
Then there are my endless cups of chai! I'm trying to cut down and keep it to no more than three cups a day.