Diva Direct: Vidya Balan
Talented, beautiful and with a touch of the ethereal – Vidya Balan first captured our hearts in 2005’s Parineeta. This December, the lovely lady is back as Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in Paa. We try and unravel the style mantra of this usually low profile star.
That Vidya Balan is beautiful is apparent the minute you look at her. With her large expressive eyes, slow smile and elegant bearing, she has a look that is very Indian and an appeal that is universal. Pradeep Sarkar first presented the south Indian beauty to us as Lalita in Parineeta. Covered up from head to toe in retro salwar kameezes and gorgeous sarees, Vidya stood out in a sea of bikinis and belly buttons and instantly caught the fancy of the nation.
It's a little known fact that way before she became a movie star, Vidya played one of the sisters on the TV comedy 'Hum Paanch'.