Vidya bares soul on her love affair with Kolkata
Kahaani sensation Vidya Balan said she is happy that her love affair with Kolkata continues since she first starred in "Bhalo Theko", her first Bengali film.
Half the reason she agreed to act in Kahaani was because the backdrop of the film was Kolkata, her "favourite city", Vidya said.
"I was teling Sujoy (director Sujoy Ghosh) the other day that half the reason I did this movie was it had the backdrop of my favourite city and the characters looked so familiar," Vidya said.
The actress was talking to reporters after being conferred the "Prabha Khaitan Purashkar 2012" by Calcutta Chamber of Commerce recently. "Right from my first feature film 'Bhalo Theko', to Pradip Sarkar's 'Parineeta' and even the character of Manjalika in 'Bhulbhulaiya' - all these characters gave me so much that I feel at times I am a Bengali," she gushed.
She went on to say that whenever she stepped out of the airport, she felt a strange feeling as if she had all along lived here.
"It appears so familiar to me and I always look forward to meeting some of my old-time Kolkata friends over and over again." PTI