The actress will host a talk show which will be backed by a Hollywood studio and air on a US television network.
Rumours have been rife that Vidya Balan, who has just wrapped up Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, is now gearing up for a biopic. She had two choices before her–to bring back to life Bengal’s diva Suchitra Sen who passed away in January, 2014, or step into the shoes of Pakistan’s 11th Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007.
But Vidya told Mirror: “No. I’m not doing either of the biopics.” In fact, she may not do any more films this year at all. Instead, she’ll focus on a talk show along the lines of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
“It’s a show unlike any on Indian television. It will be backed by a Hollywood studio and will air on a US television network. It demands six months of consecutive filming dates which is why she doesn’t want to sign any new films,” says a source close to the development. While, Vidya remained tight-lipped about the offer, she did admit that she is not keen to work in Indian television and relive her Hum Paanch days. “The next season of Nach Baliye was offered to me but I declined as I don’t see myself doing a reality show. But I will never rule out d television,” she says.