Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Vidya Balan is a phenomenon and I admire her: Vivek Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi feels women keen to empower themselves and be successful should take inspiration from actress Vidya Balan.

IANS

Updated:June 17, 2013, 3:46 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Vidya Balan is a phenomenon and I admire her: Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi feels women keen to empower themselves and be successful should take inspiration from actress Vidya Balan.

Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi feels women keen to empower themselves and be successful should take inspiration from actress Vidya Balan, who has set an example for others with her journey.

Vidya's career graph has been interesting - after making an impressive Bollywood debut with period love story 'Parineeta' in 2005, she made an unsuccessful transition to glamorous roles with 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Kismat Konnection'. She was declared down and out.

But Vidya bounced back with 2009 film 'Paa' and after there was no looking back for her as she etched out variety of roles on the big screen in 'Ishqiya', 'No One Killed Jessica', 'The Dirty Picture' (2011) and 'Kahaani' (2012) with aplomb. All these films were commercially successful and critically acclaimed.

"Have you heard of Vidya Balan? She is the answer. She is such a phenomenon. She chose that path and that's why I admire her," Vivek told reporters here Saturday at the Arts in Motion Studio's annual show Dance With Joy aimed at creating awareness amongst women about equality, dogmas and outdated urban attitudes.

"She decided that I don't want to be everybody else, I want to be me and I want to do it my way," he added.

'Yuva' and 'Saathiya' fame actor feels that Vidya has achieved such an stature with successes that she could be easily tagged as Vidya Balan Khan.

"People were like - will she (Vidya) be able to do or not? But she has done it, she has proved it," said the 36-year-old.

"Now you should call her Vidya Balan Khan because she is creating the numbers that people have never seen before. Hats off to her," he added.

"If a woman wants to do something, she can do anything," Vivek said.

Meanwhile, the actor is happy that attitude towards women and girls is changing even in rural areas now.

"In the last six years I have seen a lot of changes. Villagers, who earlier were of the opinion that what's the need for girls to study - now they want them to study, to become independent. So, that is more important," said Vivek, who has been associated with a lot of other social causes.

Emphasising on the social and economic independence of girls, he said: "The economic and social independence of girls is very important. There is a need to empower them, both socially and economically."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results