Published On: Sat, Oct 17th, 2015

Vidya Balan surprise Ek Albela makers with fluent Marathi

Vidya Balan will be seen playing the role of renowned yesteryear actress Geeta Bali in her debut Marathi movie, Ek Albela. The biopic to be produced by Monish Babre and directed by Shekhar Sartandel is a tribute to the legendary actor, Bhagwan Dada, for his contribution to the Hindi film industry. Though Vidya’s character wasn’t required to speak in Marathi, the versatile actress had a blast on the sets as she used to converse in Marathi with the cast and crew who were quite surprised as they didn’t expect her to speak the language fluently. Director Monish Babre says, “Vidya Balan is certainly one of the best actresses in Bollywood. She was definitely the first choice to play Geeta Bali in Ek Albela and her character speaks Hindi. But we were quite amazed by the fact that she used to converse with the cast and crew in Marathi. It would be an honour to work with the actress again.”