The actress is working hard on sculpting herself back to shape for her next with the athletic actor. There was a particularly heart wrenching scene in The Dirty Picture, in which Silk, who has abused her body after being rejected in love, struggles to fit into her clothes. Vidya Balan, who had put on 12 kilos to essay the role of the buxom actress, looked chillingly convincing as her love handles and jelly belly refused to be contained by the tight clothes.
The Dirty Picture was followed by Kahaani (where Vidya played a pleasantly plump pregnant woman) and recently Ghanchakkar, but the weight stuck on to Vidya as did the tag of one of the most successful actresses.
Fresh from sweeping almost all the major awards, the actress tolod about her determination to lose that extra flab and fit into yet another challenging role. At a Bandra cafe, taking dainty sips of her black coffee and nibbling on cracked wheat and ragu with pepper, she looks radiant and as we realise, slimmer than we had last seen her. And then we learn: Vidya has already lost 9.5 kg in less than five weeks.