Vidya Balan is a talent to beat amongst her generation of leading ladies. She's got all the praises, accolades and awards to her name, and it doesn't seem to get any lesser as she is only progressing with accomplishments with each movie.
Given the curiosity of her fans, a reporter once asked Vidya, "Humne aapki jitni bhi filmein dekhi hai, saari women-centric hai. Aage chal ke, aap women-centric filmon mein nazar aayengi ya phir aapne weight loss karne ka bhi kuch socha hai? (All your films that we have seen so far, have been women-centric films. Do you want to continue to be seen in women-centric films in the future, or have you thought about losing weight?)"
Stunned Vidya asked the reporter to explain the connection between women-centric films and losing weight. When the reporter tried telling her that she needed to lose weight for "sensous roles", she retorted, "Main jo kaam kar rahi hoon, usse bohot khush hoon. Aap logon ka nazariya badal jaaye toh bohot achcha hoga. (I'm very happy with the work I'm doing. It would be great if you could change your perception.)"