Vidya Balan

Talking about the same to a news channel, Vidya reportedly said that the moment she met the director Milan Luthria, he inspired faith in her. She knew that the filmmaker had a certain aesthetic sense and that it won’t be cheap. She also added that as Ekta Kapoor produced it and it was with her that she started her career with she felt safe. However, she also revealed that there were people who told her that she is mad and she should stick to maintaining her girl next door look.

She also stated that when she went to her parents for advice, they asked her to go with her gut feeling and her gut feeling, according to her, was loud and clear. So she went ahead with the film.

Elaborating more on her experience shooting for the movie, she stated that when she was a child, her mother made her wear shorts and everyone teased her because she was fat. She added that after that incident, she never wore shorts in her life. And during the first costume trials, Niharika Singh gave her a pair of hot shorts and she came out in that and actually felt fully okay. She added that there was no expectation of being perfect. She was not expected to have the perfect body.