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There can never be another ‘Mother India’, says Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan, who posed as Mother India on the cover of Cine Blitz to celebrate 100 years of cinema said, remaking the Oscar-nominated film Mother India is impossible and that if anyone dared to make an attempt, she would never want to be a part of it.

Ms Balan donned the Nargis look from the 1957 cult film Mother India and Meena Kumari’s from the 1962-classic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam for Cine Blitz special edition.

The 35-years-old actress said, “I don’t think anybody would even dare to remake Mother India and if someone does then I will salute him, but I will not do it. It is unachievable, really.”

Vidya dressed up as Nargis in the same look. She said, “It’s an honour for me to have recreated those two images. One is the image of Nargis from Mother India and when you think of those iconic images from the Indian cinema over time, it definitely features in the top 3.”

Talking about Meena Kumari’s drunk look from the film, Balan added,“The other image we recreated was Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam and I remember seeing that picture when I was in school and finding it extremely intoxicating.”

Currently, Vidya is shooting for Shaadi Ke Side Effects with Farhan Akhtar

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