Vidya Balan is anything but conventional, shattering glass ceilings and breaking stereotypes – She was the first female star from Bollywood to proudly shoulder a woman-centric film and rewrote history with the blockbuster The Dirty Picture.
Having headlined several game changing films for women stars in movies including Ishqya and the Kahaani franchise , the actress who has dared to be different and stuck to her roots, has always been a favorite while studying how the Contemporary Female Star in Bollywood has shaped aspirations for the New Indian Woman.
Vidya was recently invited by an arts and culture club called Algebra to talk about what it took to break new ground for women in Bollywood. The actor will address a audience of 350 entrepreneurs, corporates, lawyers, doctors, educators and artists. Other guests in attendance include Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and Rathin Roy, one of five experts in PM’s Modi’s economic council.
Talking about the event, Vidya says, “I look forward to speaking at the event and engage in interesting conversations about having grit, following one’s passion and being truly individualistic”.