Vidya Balan: I was trying desperately to fit in

Vidya Balan, whose fashion sense and physique were criticised a lot a few years ago, says she was trying desperately to fit in. But now, she is a woman who is very comfortable with herself and very confident about herself. Now she believes in creating her own path than following something else.

“Most people have heard me say this that I lost my bearings for a while because I was trying desperately to fit in. I have always been me, but at that time, I was being pressurised to be a certain way and I did try hard. But I was getting slapped around left, right and centre. Then, in 2008, I reclaimed myself. I felt no one seems to be happy with me, so let me at least do what makes me happy. It wasn’t a moment’s decision; it took me weeks and months after talking to myself and my family. After that happened, people began to reclaim me too. I was just being myself and they liked what I was in the first place,” says Vidya.

She will be seen next in the upcoming film Shaadi Ke Side Effects opposite Farhan Akhtar.

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