Vidya Balan speaks ‘to’ English in front of Gulzar!
Mumbai: In front of the man she would want her dream man to be like, actress Vidya Balan fumbled and went all jittery. Vidya has always maintained that she would want her dream man to be like Gulzar, the legendary poet. And at a music release recently, the otherwise articulate actor proved exactly how smitten she was by Gulzar!
In front of the writer-filmmaker, Balan’s poise and expressiveness vanished into thin air. She was heard fumbling, and said that she would not be speaking in Urdu in front of the stalwart. At the event, Vidya was present as a guest. The music release was of an album dedicated to the legend Mirza Ghalib, and Vidya had to share the stage with Gulzar, and eminent theatre personality Salim Arif.
According to a source present at the event, “Vidya was palpably uncomfortable when she was called on stage after Gulzar. She said `I wouldn`t dare talk in Urdu or Hindi in front of the legend Gulzarsaab who Vishal Bharadwaj had eloquently described as safed Sufi`. She then added `I shall therefore speak to English`! However, it was rather endearing to see the actress so jittery... Her voice quivered as she started, but she managed to gather herself instantly and make a persuasive speech.”